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Eyewitness History Talk: Both sides of the Wall – Life in Divided Germany

circus-talks-buttonOn Wednesday 23rd January 2013 we are extremely pleased to be welcoming to The Circus another eyewitness speaker from the Zeitzeugenbörse (Centre for Witness to Contemporary History). This is part of our monthly series events that we have been running for the past two years, in which we invite speakers to come and join us for a while and tell us their own personal stories about different moments in Berlin and German history.

This month we are delighted to welcome Hans-Dieter Robel who will be coming to talk to us about his life in Berlin during the period when the city was divided in two by the infamous Berlin Wall. Born in Hanover in 1948, Herr Robel came to Berlin 1969 during one of the coldest periods of the Cold War. Working as a civil engineer, he was involved in projects not only in West Berlin but also in East Germany, and so experienced life on either side of the divide. The division of Germany also had a personal impact on Herr Robel and his family, as his grandparents were in the East and as a consequence they never met their grandson.

We are really looking forward to another fascinating evening of personal history in Fabisch, and we hope you will join us. The talk will be in English, is open to all, and is free… although we will be collecting contributions towards our own donation to the ZZB to help them continue in their important work.

Where: Fabisch at The Circus Hotel, Rosenthaler Straße 1 (U8: Rosenthaler Platz)
When: Wed 23rd January at 6.45pm