Duke German Department Commemorates 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall created in German Dept

To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, a reflection “wall” was erected in the entrance way of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature in the Old Chem Building. The wall, which will be up for the month of November, is meant to be an interactive space, where individuals can reflect and comment on what walls mean to them—whether within the context of the Berlin Wall, or walls in general. During the month, members of the community—students, teachers, staff, administrators, visitors—are welcome to visit the wall and contribute (in any language) to this space. Individuals can write directly on the wall, or fasten post-it notes or other paper/photos to it.


Berlin Wall Commemoration