Program Details

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall:  30th Anniversary Commemorization

Anette Isaacs
History / Other

Course Description

It is hard to believe but this November Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this seemingly insurmountable icon of the Cold War. With its rise on August 13th 1961, the course of Germany’s and especially of Berlin’s history took a tragic turn. It would take 28 years, until the 9th of November 1989, to tear down this cruel and inhuman symbol of Germany´s division, thus giving birth to yet another period in this European nation’s evolution. Join German historian Anette Isaacs, as she presents a historical and political overview of this very painful but also almost miraculous period in Berlin’s captivating history.

About the Instructor

  • Anette Isaacs, MA, born and raised in Germany, received her academic education at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Free University in Berlin and holds master's degrees in History, Political Science and American Studies. She now resides in a suburb of Chicago and teaches at the Lifelong Learning departments of Oakton College, the College of Lake County, Harper College and McHenry County College, where she presents lectures and seminars on more than 30 different topics pertaining to her home country’s history, culture, politics, and society.

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