A Public Lecture by Dr Richard Millington, Senior Lecturer in German, Department of Languages and Cultures, University of Chester.

This event is hosted by The Culture and Society Research Knowledge Exchange Institute and will take place on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 from 6-7.30 pm, Wheeler Building CRV139.

Richard Millington is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Chester. He has published on memory and East Germany, as well as crime and criminality behind the Berlin Wall. In this paper, Richard discusses what happened in East Germany 70 years ago. On 17 June 1953, over 500,000 East Germans took to the streets to demand political change. Richard will talk about the causes of the unrest, what happened on the day, and the aftermath of the demonstrations. Richard will place the uprising in the broader context of joint-German history and address the significance of the event in German society today. 

All welcome and admission is free. To help with seating and refreshments, guests are encouraged to register for tickets on Eventbrite.

For queries, contact: culturesociety@chester.ac.uk

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