The Long Shadow Of The Berlin Wall, November 5—7, 2004, a conference organized by the Departments of History and German, of the University of Pennsylvania, brings together scholars from Germany, the USA, Poland, and the Czech Republic to examine the reasons for the collapse of the GDR and to look at the way eastern Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic have coped with the end of the communist regimes and the subsequent transformations of their societies and political systems. Entrance free.
To accompany the conference on the weekend of November 6, the fifteenth anniversary of those events, the Arthur Ross Gallery offers a visual recollection and a contribution to the understanding of that vanished state. The exhibition features the work of distinguished East German photographer Lutz Masanetz, who was born in Kirschau/Spree and moved to Berlin in 1953. GILB: Yellowed Images of a Vanished Country. Photographs from East Germany by Lutz Masanetz, November 6, 2004 - January 30, 2005 will be on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St., Philadelphia, PA.
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