Once again we are really pleased to be welcoming another eyewitness speaker to the Circus, as part of our ongoing series of history talks in cooperation with the ZZB – The Centre for Witness to Contemporary History. The talk is taking place at The Circus Hotel on Tuesday 21st January, and as always it is completely free, takes place in English, and everyone is welcome.
Our speaker this month is Helga Wille who has lived in Berlin from 1963 until present day. Inspired by the events of the Cold war, Helga studied political science in West Berlin. During this time Helga formed a very close relationship with the Hildebrandt family in the east and the Versöhnungskirche in Bernauer Strasse east Berlin. As a result of this relationship she made many border crossings into East Berlin. Helga will share her experiences living in a divided city, sharing stories of border crossings and the personal circumstances of friends that she discovered on the other side.
Eyewitness History Talk: Life in a divided city 1963 – 1989
Speaker: Helga Wille
Date: Tuesday 21st January 2014
Venue: Fabisch at the Circus Hotel, Rosenthaler Platz 1, Berlin-Mitte
Please note: the event is of course free to attend, and as part of our cooperation with the ZZB we make a donation to help fund their very important work. If you would like to contribute to our donation, you can do so on the evening.
Image credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-33809-0001 / Quaschinsky, Hans-Günter / CC-BY-SA