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Virtual Event: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
Thursday March 10 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
With the rise of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the course of Germany’s and especially of Berlin’s history took a tragic turn. It would take 28 years for this cruel and inhuman symbol of Germany’s division to come down, thus giving birth to yet another period in this European nation’s remarkable evolution.
Join Historian and Ex-Berliner Anette Isaacs, M.A., virtually as she presents you with a historical and political overview of this painful but also almost miraculous phase in Berlin’s intriguing history.
Anette Isaacs, MA, is a German Historian and Public Educator who has presented hundreds of programs on more than 30 different topics (all pertaining to her native country’s history, politics, and culture) in the Chicagoland area and in South Florida. Born and raised in the Rhine Valley region near Frankfurt, Anette received two scholarships for academic excellence which allowed her to attend Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Vienna in Austria. She then returned to her native country for her Graduate Studies and completed her Master’s Degrees in American Studies, Political Science, and History at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin. After relocating to Chicago, Anette built a thriving career in academia and became an adjunct faculty member at the lifelong learning departments of Oakton College, the College of Lake County, Harper College, the College of DuPage, and McHenry County College, all located in Illinois. She currently is also a popular instructor at Florida Atlantic University’s Osher Institute in Boca Raton and recently was invited to present her programs on Germany at the Lifelong Learning Departments of Ivy League’s Dartmouth College and “Public Ivy’s” William and Mary in early 2021.
This free event is open to all.
Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.
The event will also be livestreaming to the library Facebook page. You do not need to register to view it here.
While the audience will be muted, attendees will be able to type questions and engage with the presenter.
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