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How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain
Lecture | December 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Edith Scheffer, Senior Fellow at IES and Assistant Professor at Stanford University
The building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 shocked the world. Ever since, the image of this impenetrable barrier between East and West, imposed by communism, has been a central symbol of the Cold War. This talk reveals the hidden origins of the Iron Curtain, showing how the physical border between East and West Germany was not simply imposed by Cold War superpowers, but was an improvised outgrowth of an anxious postwar society.
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