2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the people’s uprising in East Germany in 1953. While not as well known or remembered as the uprisings in Hungary in 1956 or the Prague Spring of 1968, it was the first popular uprising in the Soviet bloc. To commemorate, the UW-Green Bay academic program in German and the Humanistic Studies program are presenting an exhibit in the Studio Arts Building’s 407 Gallery titled “We Want to be Free Men” which runs through this Wednesday (April 17.) Prof. David Coury explains the exhibit was made possible by the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED-Dictatorship, a mandate funded by today’s German government to assess the history (1949-1990) of the socialist regime in the former German Democratic Republic, commonly known as East Germany.
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