Jürgen will analyze the events in East Germany that were causing the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 by using information provided by Mary Elise Sarotte in her book "The Collapse." He will contribute thoughts based on his own life experience. Since he was already residing in the United States when the Berlin Wall fell he developed a different view of German politics than most former East Germans.
“It was not Gorbachev, it was not Reagan, it was the people of East Germany yearning for freedom. Their quest was aided by the incompetence of the East German regime and individuals who made critical decisions that pushed the process along.”
Advance registration required by calling The Thompson. 457-3277.
Recommended Book: The Collapse
Author: Mary Elise Sarotte
Publisher: Basic Books
(this book is for anyone who would like to learn more details; there is no obligation to read)