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Eyewitness History Talk – Life in Divided Berlin

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On Tuesday 19th March 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 Markus Eglin who will be coming to talk to us about his life in Berlin during the period of division in the city, from 1961 to 1989, when Berlin was cut in two by the Berlin Wall. Mr Eglin will talk to us about working for the US Airforce as a “local national”, life in the city during the division, and the events of 1989 and the reunification of Berlin and Germany, during which he met his wife.

circus-talks-buttonWe 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: Tue 19th March at 6.45pm

(Photo credit: Wolf, Helmut J., part of the Bundesarchiv, Wikimedia Commons)