25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Recently, there was an international event in the Faculty-in-Residence home of Walker Tower. Dr. Ingo Schlupp and his family are native to Hamburg, Germany, and hosted a fun event centered on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event featured authentic German food, some post-WWII history on the barrier that separated West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and East Berlin from 1961 through 1989, an interactive quiz with fun prizes, and a performance by some students learning the German language.
I had a really good time learning more about the Berlin Wall and the effects that the division of Germany had on its people as well as the world, and learned how much there really was to be celebrated by the fact that it was torn down so that the country could be reunified. The 25th Anniversary of the event was obviously very meaningful to the Schlupp family, and I am glad that they got to celebrate by sharing its impact with students and faculty.
I truly enjoyed this event and hope that I can attend more like it in the future. This event was cool because it was in a pretty limited venue, so there was a lot of opportunity for interaction with others and we also got a cool history lesson with some little-known facts. I will be on the lookout for more events that have a more personal touch because I feel like there is more opportunity to learn and make connections with people.

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  1. That event sounds like it was really fun! I wish I could’ve made it; unfortunately, I was busy during that time. I don’t know much about the fall of the Berlin Wall, so that would’ve been really informative and interesting, I’m sure. It’s awesome that you were able to make connections with people interested and invested in the same cultural events 🙂

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