Berlin Wall, 10 November 1989; Author: Sue Ream; Source: Wikipedia.
1989: Collapse of Communism, 1968-1989
For Monday, 28 November: background reading
Below you will find pdfs of scanned background readings from Kagan, Judt (about the 1970's and 1980's in Eastern Europe).
For Wednesday/Thursday, 30 November & 1 December
1) Primary source readings: Here are scans of texts from Stokes (including something by Havel, about the Helsinki accords and about Solidarity):
2) Required film: Aron will tell you where you can view this film (he has the disc):
The Witness (Hungarian: A tanú, also known as Without A Trace), (1969, Hungary, directed by Péter Bacsó)
It is also available here with English subtitles:
I would strongly recommend that you watch the following episodes of the Cold War series:
19. Freeze (1977–1981): http://www.peteava.ro/id-480105-cold-war-freeze-1977-1981-19-24
23. The Wall Comes Down (1989):
And additional recommendation for film fans among you -
Famous film about Poland's Solidarity movement in 1980, "Man of Iron", dir. Andrzej Wajda, 1981.