In the Labyrinth of Memories: The Battle over the Stasi Files in the Peaceful Revolution of 1990/91

24.04.2014, Vortrag, DHI Washington

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany continues to be shaped by narratives of clear-cut differences between East and West. This lectures series will take a biographical perspective on coming of age as a scholar in East Germany. It will explore the impact of the collapse of the GDR on individuals' careers and the challenges they faced in adjusting to the academic culture of the West. The experiences of the speakers, who represent three different generations, highlight the differences and similarities between East and West – before and after 1989 – and will challenge the audience to reflect on their own "western" intellectual practices.

Start: 6.30 pm

Speaker: Stefan Wolle (DDR Museum Berlin)

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