EVENT: Reception and Eyewitness Account – Thomas Raufeisen
It’s 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that reined Germany and shaped it into the country that it is today. It was a monumental occasion in German history and we’re holding a series of events to commemorate it. As well as our lunchtime movies, more about that here, we’re hosting a reception and eyewitness account from Thomas Raufeisen.
We’re teaming up with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta for this one, here’s the important stuff you need to know:
When: Friday, November 21st, 2014
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Auditorium
What is it all about?
Thomas Raufeisen spent his childhood and early teenage years in Western Germany before traveling to the East with his family. After arriving they discovered that his father had been spying for the East. What came next was his dramatic story, about betrayal, captivity, and life in the two Germanies. Currently, Raufeisen works as an eyewitness guide at the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial and has published his memoirs, „Der Tag, an dem unser Vater erzaehlte, dass er ein DDR-Spion sei“ (“The Day My Father Told Us He Was An East-German Spy“) detailing his journey.
Opening remarks by:
the Hon. Christoph Sander, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta
Mr. Thomas J. Harrold, Miller Martin, LLC
Ms. Miriam Bruns, Executive Director of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
The reception will be in both German and English and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Catering will be provided by Kuehne + Nagel.
Admission is complimentary but we’d love for you to pre-register for this event by clicking here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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