Lecture and dialogue »Courage for freedom«

East Germany is currently the subject of intense debate and Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk is one of the most important voices in this debate. He has written several standard academic works on the GDR - most recently a two-part biography of Ulbricht. But now his focus is on the present and the future. The disappointments of the reunification period prevent many East Germans today from embracing democracy. The book wants to get them out of their role as victims. It wants to encourage them to take more active personal responsibility. In this book, the SED dictatorship remains a dictatorship, the revolution of 1989 a liberation and German unification a success story. Here Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk remains true to himself.

In dialogue: 
Dr Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk, Historian, Berlin/Bayreuth
Dr Stefan Wolle, Scientific Director DDR Museum, Berlin

Book-Cover Ilko-Sascha Kowalscuk »Freiheitsschock«

18 September 2024, 6 pm

Conference Room DDR Museum
Sankt Wolfgang-Str. 2
10178 Berlin

Here you can see the location.

The event will take place in German.

The event will be recorded and made available on the DDR Museum YouTube channel. Click here to view past events.