LAKE FOREST – With the rise of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the course of Germany’s — and especially of Berlin’s — history took a tragic turn. It would take 28 years (until 1989) to tear down this icon of the Cold War and cruel symbol of Germany’s division, thus giving birth to yet another period in this European nation’s evolution.
Join the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society and German historian Anette Isaacs as she presents you with a historical and political overview of this very painful but also miraculous period in Berlin’s captivating history.
The program takes place at the American Legion McKinlock Post 264, 801 North McKinley, Lake Forest, on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at www.lflbhistory.org or at 847.234.5253.
Learn about upcoming Historical Society programs, as well as news of the day from the year 1984, in the Historical Society’s award-winning mock newspaper, The Gem. Copies of The Gem are available at the Historical Society, 509 East Deerpath in Lake Forest.
About the Speaker
German born and raised Anette Isaacs did her graduate work at Emory University, Georgia, the University of Vienna, and at the Free University of Berlin and holds Master’s Degrees in American Studies, Political Science, and History. From 1988 to 2012 she worked as Director Germany for New York based GROUP I.S.T. and ran and organized all German I.S.T./Road Scholar (formerly ELDERHOSTEL) programs. In 2012, Ms. Isaacs launched her newest project: A&M Tours: Art and Music in Germany (www.artandmusicingermany.com), a service providing exclusive unique, tailor-made travel and in-depth education. In addition to her extensive work in the travel industry, Ms. Isaacs, who is currently residing in Evanston, IL, is also a faculty member of the College of Lake County, Harper College, and Oakton College, and greatly enjoys teaching and lecturing on various German historical, cultural, social and political topics.
Submitted by the Lake Forest – Lake Bluff Historical Society