The Peaceful Revolution/30th Anniversary Berlin Wall

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Multimedia Booklet Offers Insight into German Contemporary History

The multimedia brochure A Peaceful Revolution- 30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall invites students of German and anyone interested in contemporary German and European history to explore the events, people and personal narratives that shaped the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago.  

In addition to important facts on German post-war history (1945-1990), readers explore- through the eyewitness accounts of David Gill, the incumbent Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, and Diana Erinna, a German lecturer from Boston, the intricacies of everyday life behind the Iron Curtain: What did it feel like to grow up in the German Democratic Republic (GDR)? How were both witnesses involved in the events of 1989 and how did these influence their future live trajectories?

The brochure and accompanying videos with both eyewitnesses are in English language and can thus be used outside of the German classroom. Students of German have the opportunity to solve simple tasks and quizzes and expand the vocabulary on the topic.

Accompanying Videos

Embedded QR-Codes in the brochure lead directly to videos with both witnesses, David Gill and Diana Erinna. Videolanguage: English with subtitles. All videos can be accessed on the Goethe-Institut NY Youtube video channel.  

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Ordering the Brochure

Interested in ordering physical copies of the brochure? 
Email: teacherservice-newyork@goethe.de
Fees: Free of charge, but you will have to cover shipping fees.