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‘Remembrance and Responsibility’ events commemorate barrier’s fall

A four-day symposium at the University of Delaware, featuring a lecture, panel discussion, film and artwork, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

“Beyond the Berlin Wall: Remembrance and Responsibility” will begin on campus on Thursday, Oct. 17, and continue with one event each week until Nov. 7.

The schedule of events, all free and open to the public, is:

- Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., 103 Gore Hall—Lecture, “German Battles over Remembering the Berlin Wall: 1989-2019,” by Hope M. Harrison, associate professor of history and international affairs, George Washington University.
- Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Bayard Sharp Hall—Panel discussion, “Former GDR Citizens Remember Nov. 9, 1989.”
- Sunday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Trabant University Center Theater—Film, “Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (The Silent Revolution),” 2018, directed by Lars Kraume; part of UD’s International Film Series.
- Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Bayard Sharp Hall—“An Evening of GDR Art: Poetry, Posters, Pop Music,” presented by Xiang Gao, Trustees Distinguished Professor of Music, and UD students, co-sponsored by the Master Players Concert Series. Richard Zipser, professor of languages, literatures and cultures, will speak.

The symposium is sponsored by the European Studies Program and the departments of History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and Political Science and International Relations. The International Film Series is supported by the Faculty Senate Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events; UD Library, Museums and Press; the Department of English; and the Honors Program.

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