The concrete wall (with barbed wire & guard towers) separating East and West Germany (and East and West Berlin) opened on Nov. 9, 1989. Join in these campus week 25 years of reunification events, sponsored by the
UA Dept. of German Studies:
Wednesday, Nov. 12th at 5:00 p.m., Poetry Center (and reception):
“Die Mauer and Memory: Looking back at the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall” (Susan Crane, Department of History)
Thursday, Nov. 13th at 7:30 p.m., ILC (Integrated Learning Center) 130:
“Der Tunnel / The Tunnel,” directed by Sise Richter (2001) Movie Showing with snacks and drinks provided
Friday, Nov. 14th at 2:00 p.m., EDU (Education) 211:
Panel Discussion: “The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall”
Helga Walsh, Wake Forest University
Crister Garrett, University of Leipzig
Craig Whitney, Former Assistant Managing Editor and Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times
Moderated by Paulette Kurzer, SGPP
Carolyn’s notes: UA Poetry Center is at 1508 E.Helen St (west of Cherry Ave., north of Speedway Blvd.), ILC is the underground facility, just west of Cherry Avenue by E. University Blvd., and the Education Bldg, is at 1430 E. 2nd St. (west of Cherry Ave.).
We saw the gripping movie “Der Tunnel” years ago and highly recommend it for the drama and desperation of East Berliners living under Communist rule.