First Day :
The module will cover developments towards and after the World War II which led to freezing of tensions between the Western and the Eastern powers with emphasis on the division of Germany into West Germany and East Germany and also the division of Berlin into two halves I.e. West Berlin and East Berlin. The Iron Curtain was getting raised over Europe.
The stage was getting set for the Cold War which will grip not only the entrire Europe but the entire World for decades to come.
Berlin being the final frontier of the Cold War witnessed it's division being solidified in the form of the Berlin Wall. In the module the participants will find an opportunity to get acquainted with two different worlds, the Capitalist and the Communist world, existing across the wall during the Cold War period.
The differences in the political and economic doctrines in the First World and the Second World found their best manifestation in the differences in the life styles in West Berlin and East Berlin. The Berlin Wall became the living monument of the Cold War.
Was Cold War really a war or it was all about always adopting warlike posturing. There may not be a straight answer to this but the Berlin Blockade, creation of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War or the war at the Afghan frontier shall provide the concrete proofs of the hot pursuits involved in the Cold War.
Frozen tensions of the Cold War had started to melt during the later half of the 1980s due to signs of change shown by the political leadership in USSR. The module will highlight the important political developments of the period that lead to fall of the Berlin Wall, practically bringing the Cold War to an end.
Second Day :
Guided Historic Walks to historic buildings and monuments in Berlin.
"Seeing is believing", that's what the Guided Historic Walks convey to the participants once they see the grandeur and magnificence of the historic buildings and the monuments in Berlin or even their damage and destruction has a story to tell.
What you learnt inside the Conference Room you will see physical manifestation of many of the narratives spoken the previous day. Be it the key events or personalities, the architecture, the art and culture of the bygone era it all comes alive with the apt commentary related to the subject by our specialised and experienced History Guides.
The historic places, monuments and buildings along with the historic museums in Berlin have a story to tell from the past belonging to different eras in the Berlin history be it the Prussian era, the World War I era, the Weimar era, the Third Reich Berlin, World War II Berlin or the Cold War Berlin or even the modern Berlin.
While the Historic Walks will adhere to the narratives pertaining to the title of the module you have enrolled for and shall cover the historic buildings and monuments relevant to the module, our experienced guides will provide relevant information about any key historic structures which stand along the historic walks. The idea is to maximise your historic Berlin experience without compromising on the historic story line of the module.
With our Guided Historic Walks you get set for a gripping account of History.
Note: Accommodation will be provided to the participants during the event.
|Event Charges:||300 €|