The Thompson Senior Center presents

Accidental Collapse of Germany: Part 1
presented by Jürgen Ewert
January 19, 2018

“Jürgen will analyze the events in East Germany that were causing the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 by using information provided by Mary Elise Sarotte in her book “The Collapse.” He will contribute thoughts based on his own life experience. Since he was already residing in the United States when the Berlin Wall fell he developed a different view of German politics than most former East Germans.

“It was not Gorbachev, it was not Reagan, it was the people of East Germany yearning for freedom. Their quest was aided by the incompetence of the East German regime and individuals who made critical decisions that pushed the process along.”