Thirty years after German reunification put an end to the 1949 division of Germany into East and West, the questions remain: How did people in both socialist East Germany and capitalist West Germany think about organizing their societies? What was important to them, and what didn’t work out as planned? What can we learn from these frictions? How do the former social imaginaries speak to our present? Reunification Revisited invites students of German and modern German history to explore life in East and West Germany. They will discuss with experts themes such as youth activism, the perils of building walls between societies and the limits and advantages of democracy. This culminates in designing their own utopian projects for the future.
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