It has been 25 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, that insurmountable icon of the Cold War. With its rise on August 13th 1961, the course of Germany's and especially of Berlin's history took a tragic turn. It would take 28 years, until the 9th of November 1989, to tear down this cruel and inhuman symbol of Germany's division, thus giving birth to yet another period in this European nation's evolution.
Join German historian Anette Isaacs, M.A. as she presents you with a historical and political overview of this very painful but also almost miraculous period in Berlin's captivating history.
This event is Free and Open to the Public.
MB Financial Bank at Western & Gunnison is generously donating parking for this event.
DANK Haus is located one block from the Western Brown Line stop.
About Anette Isaacs
A true cosmopolitan, German born and raised Anette Isaacs did her graduate work at EMORY University, Georgia, the University of VIENNA and at the Free University in BERLIN and holds Masters Degrees in American Studies, Political Science, and History. Since 1998, she has been working as Director Germany for New York based GROUP I.S.T. For more than a dozen years she was running and organizing all German I.S.T. / Road Scholar (formerly ELDERHOSTEL) programs. In her capacity as academic director, Ms. Isaacs created a number of very successful seminars, programs and lectures introducing her native country Germany to thousands of American, British, and also German tourists. An avid opera lover, she conceived the Road Scholar seminar Opera and Classical Music in Berlin, Dresden, and Leipzig which, during the last ten years, has ranked among the most popular programs in Road Scholar's offerings.