The Berlin Wall & Beyond
Dr. Heike C. Alberts, Department of Geography and Urban Planning
Dr. Monika Hohbein-Deegen, Department of Foreign Languages
Dr. Michelle Mouton, Department of History
Dr. Tracy Slagter, Department of Political Science
Monday, November 9, 2009, is the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that changed history. Many of our students were not even born when the Wall fell, and yet they have grown up in a world that was shaped by the political, social, geographic, and cultural significance of that event. To commemorate this important day in history, several members of the UW Oshkosh faculty have organized a series of presentations and exhibitions to explore the impact of the Wall and new world order that was ushered in when it fell. The day's events combines background information about the Berlin Wall and the global implications of its fall in 1989 with first hand accounts of people who lived in Germany during this time. The day will end with the screening of a compelling German movie about dangerous attempts to escape from East to West Berlin.
The following videos are also available for download to your iPod through UW Oshkosh iTunesU (requires iTunes).
Several UW Oshkosh students participated in the European Odyssey, which included a trip to the Berlin Wall. Here is what they have to say about their experience.
Nov. 9, 2009, Berlin Wall and Beyond Talks
Life on Both Sides of the Wall (Berlin 1945-1989)
The Fall of the Berlin Wall Worldwide Implications
The Dean's Symposium:
Children of the Great Divide - Cold War Policy in Berlin, 1945 to 1955