Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart, or Merely the Wall?: The History of and Life Behind the Berlin Wall, 1961-1989
Dr. Torsten Homberger
Visiting Assistant Professor – History
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
4pm – Main Floor, C.T. Ryan Library
FREE and open to the public
November 9, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the Cold War, the Wall divided the city of Berlin into two parts, just like the Iron Curtain divided the German nation. This commemorative lecture will put the 28-year history of the Berlin Wall and the German-German border into historical perspective. Dr. Homberger will give an inside view of what it was like to grow up in East Germany and what it was like to witness the fall of the Wall from an East German perspective. The lecture will also address the current issues regarding “the Wall” that today exists in the minds of many Germans.