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Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:50 pm

Next month marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. As the world prepares to commemorate this historic event, come to the Library at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 to hear J. Elke Ertle discuss the factors that led to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and the dynamics that brought it down in 1989. Ertle, born and raised in West Berlin, was 15 when construction began. She recalls how West Berliners were terrified of winding up behind the Iron Curtain. Ertle will end the discussion by reading a brief excerpt from her memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom” that describes the panic, sense of doom, confusion, lack of reliable information, and the rumors of collusion, under-the-table deals and nuclear war that swept through the city.

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