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Michelle Mouton (History) will present findings from her recent research in Berlin, emphasizing the events that eventually led to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

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When Nov 09, 2009
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Reeve Union Room 221
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Contact Phone 920-424-7109
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At the end of the Second World War, German children posed a pressing problem.  Allied authorities initially worked together to introduce programs to help them.  They ran a service to help parents find their missing children.  They advertised for foster parents and encouraged couples who had lost children in the war to adopt.  They established 'children's villages' intended to act as families.  They sent children from compromised health situation to camps in the countryside.  They founded orphanages.  And on a daily basis at the local level, they struggled to keep children fed, clothed, off the streets and out of trouble.  As the Cold War heated up, the worsening relations between the Allies tremendously exacerbated difficulties reuniting families and establishing programs for children.  Dr. Mouton's paper will use documents found in the Berlin archives to discuss children's lives in Berlin after the Second World War.

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