'The Life of Others'? The GDR Revisited

Monday, April 30, 2007

5:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

The critically acclaimed film The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) has prompted renewed interest in the German Democratic Republic’s secret police, the Stasi. This panel discussion will consider the portrayal of the Stasi in The Lives of Others and the resonance the film has had in Germany and abroad. 

Panelists:
Jens Gieseke (Office of the Federal Commissioner for Stasi Records, Berlin)
Thomas Lindenberger (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam)
Steven Pfaff (University of Washington)
Mary Beth Stein (George Washington University) 

Moderator:
Bernd Schäfer (German Historical Institute) 

RSVP (acceptances only): Phone: (202) 387-3355 - Fax: (202) 387-6437 - e-mail 

Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. Discussion begins at 6:00 p.m.
Metro: Red Line to Dupont Circle (use Q Street/North Exit)