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GDR museum Pforzheim on Saturday, 22 October, 2016

Dear Members and Guests,

Please join us for a tour of the GDR museum in Pforzheim to learn about one of the most significant aspects of Germany's recent history- life in East Germany up to the fall of the wall. The museum is the only one of its kind in the western part of Germany..

Source: www.pforzheim-ddr-museum.de

On Saturday, October 22, 2016 we will meet at 15:00 in the foyer of the museum. The tour will begin with the historical events at the end of WW II leading to the establishment of the FRG (West Germany) and GDR (East Germany). The museum will provide information and impressions covering all areas of life in the former GDR. They will conduct two tours for us, one in English and one in German. As a special treat we will meet a contemporary witness, a past refugee who successfully crossed the inner German border who will tell us about his adventure. At the end we will learn the story behind the reunification of the two parts of Germany, creating the country as it is known today.

After the tour we will have dinner at the "Landgasthof Engel" located in Pforzheim-Hohenwart at approximately 17:30. The restaurant will offer us a selection of Swabian and Baden specialties from a small la carte menu.

The cost for this event is € 5 for both members and non-members. The money we collect will be donated to support the museum. For driving instructions and public transportation please see page 2. Due to space limitations in the museum the number of participants will be limited so don't wait to register- participation is on a first-come-first-served basis.