November 9th, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On that night mistakes and confusion changed history forever. Review the events leading up to, and the reason for, the construction of the Berlin Wall, what life was like in East Germany, and the events that led to its fall. Discuss what life has been like for former East Germans since reunification.
News footage, podcasts, and newspaper and magazine articles will be incorporated into the weekly lectures and discussions.