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Shaping Germany Culture Weeks

“Shaping Germany” @ Texas State 2018

Today's Germany is a frontrunner in Europe, but when looking at the various forces that are shaping it, we must also remember the role the past has played. The term “remembrance culture” mostly refers to remembering the Holocaust, but it includes other post-WWII events, too. Notably, this year is the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, and the 50th anniversary of the protests in 1968.

The exhibit Voll der Osten/Totally East remembers everyday life in East Germany. Photographs by Harald Hauswald, a founding member of the renowned OSTKREUZ photography agency, offer a unique insight into life on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall. The exhibit runs until December 2018 in Lampasas 407B.

In addition, two invited lectures will be part of the “Shaping Germany” week:

Dr. Mary Beth Stein (George Washington University) will present “Romeos and Other Spies for East Germany’s Foreign Intelligence Service” on Monday, October 15th, at 5 p.m. in Flowers Hall 230.

Dr. Evan Torner (University of Cincinnati) will present “Race, Socialism, and the East German Science Fiction Film” on Thursday, October 18th, at 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall G02. A screening of Der schweigende Stern (Kurt Maetzig, 1960) will follow Dr. Torner’s talk.


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