Friday, 12 March 2010

Thomas Macho on Anniversary

The cultural studies scholar Thomas Macho found the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall "a bit silly" (Thomas, 2010). "The dominoes, knocking them over, the musical background – it was all rather too playful" Macho criticized the event too-focused on TV audience; "The Wall wasn’t some rickety affair; it was quite solid, and many people died trying to cross it".

He also noted that there is a confusion about how Berlin accepts its history, and how victims of the GDR are treated.

BBC (2009) In Pictures: Berlin Wall Anniversary. [online] [12/03/2010]
Thomas, V. (trans. Uhlaner, J.) (2010) “Every Place Is Doubly or Triply Occupied.” – Thomas Macho on Celebration in the Berlin Republic. [online] [12/03/2010]