Dresden from 1945 to Now: A Lecture by Angela Thompson

"Dresden From 1945 to Now: Lived Experience and Lessons Learned" on Thursday, February 5th at 4:15pm in Albrecht Auditorium.

February 13, 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. This catastrophic event marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Today, the tensions and memories born of WWII and the Cold War persist. What insights from those 70 years can show us a way forward today, as seen through the eyes of a writer who lived through it all?

--- Angela Thompson, PhD was born in Dresden, where she survived the bombing of the city in 1945. In 1951 she fled with her family to West Germany, and graduated from Gymnasium in Mainz. In 1968 she moved to Los Angeles with her own family where she received her doctorate in history from UCLA. From 1972 until the dismantling of the Iron Curtain she went on annual trips to the GDR, Poland and Czechoslovakia to help political prisoners and bring relief to their families. Angela Thompson is now a full-time writer and lecturer, whose works include a novel based on her experiences, Blackout, A Woman's Struggle for Survival in Twentieth Century Germany, published in both German and English. She is now writing a novel based on life during the Cold War.
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Albrecht Auditorium, Stauffer Hall, Claremont Gr