PROFESSOR ALBRECHT CLASSEN (University Distinguished Professor in German Studies at University of Arizona, Native German – who grew up in West Germany near the East German border)
FROM THE DEADLY EAST GERMAN BORDER INTO NATIONAL PARKS:
LIFE RETURNS AND DEFIES ALL BORDERS!
Throughout history, borders have always represented civilization’s most problematic issues, and there have been deadly borders, such as the one between East Germany and West Germany, complete with countless mines, wire fences, watch towers, and guards. Numerous people died trying to cross this no-man’s land between the two countries. In 1989, unification opened the border. The land was cleared and left to itself, and over time, nature reclaimed and transformed what was once a long death strip into a green zone of national parks.
Monday, April 18, 2011
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Himmel Park branch library, 1035 N. Treat (SW corner of E. 1st St.) in Tucson
The Arizona Humanities Council is sponsoring this program, which is also part of the Local Authors and Artists Series, and Himmel Park Branch Library’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Contact: Sue Parker, Librarian at 520-594-5305, or Dr. Classen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information/publications on Germany’s Green Band (Grünes Band) of national parks, click here.
(You have to be able to read German).