Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Assignment 10

Berlin Wall, 10 November 1989; Author: Sue Ream; Source: Wikipedia.

Week of November 28; November 30 & December 1
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).
2) judt29may.pdf

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:


Strongly recommended documentary films for this week:

I would strongly recommend that you watch the following episodes of the Cold War series:

19. Freeze (1977–1981):
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.