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Walled-In. Berlin Cold War Memories
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
at 7:00 PM
Where:
Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater
Contact:
Sylvia Fischer

Description

In her autobiographical work, Walled-In. A West Berlin Girl's Journey to Freedom, German/American author J. Elke Ertle interweaves post-1945 German history with her own memories of the Berlin Airlift, the mounting East-West tension, the construction of the Berlin Wall, and the city's enthusiastic response to John F. Kennedy's visit to Berlin in 1963.
J. Elke Ertle takes the reader on a remarkable journey into her closely supervised, yet happy childhood, her youthful disillusionment, and her deliberate, albeit difficult decision to choose freedom. The author will read extracts from her book, and will sign copies of the book. Language of event: English.



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