The wonderful world of dictatorship

July 05, 6 p.m.
Goethe Institute, Rynek Główny 20
A meeting with Dr. Stefan Wolle, author of the book The wonderful world of dictatorship. Everyday life and power in the GDR 1971–1989 (Polish edition 2004), interviewed by Daniel Göpfert, director of the Goethe Institute in Krakow

A text by Dr. Stefan Wolle, A nation without people. The GDR in the history of Germany was published in the newest issue of "Herito".

Stefan Wolle – studied history at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In 1984 wrote his doctoral theses on the history of Medieval Russia. Between 1990 to 1991 he worked with Joachim Gauck in the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR and since 2001 he cooperates with the Team for Research on the SED State at the Free University in Berlin. Since 1990 he has published many books and articles on the history of the GDR.

Daniel Göpfert – graduated in history, political studies and economics in Berlin, London and the Jagiellonian University. Later he headed a project at the German Foundation for Children and Youth in Berlin. Since 2005 he worked for the Goethe Institute in Munich, Athens and other cities. Between 2007 to 2011 he headed the Office for the European Union at the Goethe Institute in Brussels and since 2011 he is the director of the Goethe Institute in Krakow.

Admission free, a meeting organised in cooperation with the Goethe Institute in Krakow and the International Cultural Centre, as a part of accompanying programme of the exhibition GDR. Stories From a Country Which is no More.

The meeting will be held in German with Polish translation.