Escape Routes: Experiencing the Opening of the Wall and the End of an Era

In conjunction with the Wall Project, The Wende Museum's civic commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, former U.S. Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic (GDR) Richard Barkley, Consul Michael Ott and dramaturge Uta Schorlemmer discussed the dramatic events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent final days of the GDR. Richard Barkley served as the last American Ambassador to the GDR from 1988 to 1990, before the reunification of Germany.  Michael Ott is Consul of Cultural Affairs for the General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles.  Uta Schorlemmer is the daughter of the famous Wittenberg pastor and dissident in GDR, Frederick Schorlemmer.

Moderated by Gregory Rodriguez, Irvine Senior Fellow and director of the California Fellows Program at New America Foundation.  Support provided by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA.