Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Margot Honecker defends East Germany

Margot Honecker notes that "it is a tragedy that this land [East Germany] no longer exists" and that "there was no need for them to climb over the wall, to pay for this stupidity with their lives" as the protests in 1989 was driven by the GDR's enemies (Connolly, 2012).

ARD-Dokumentation: Der Sturz - Honeckers Ende [Online]
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmhXh61N-SI [03/04/2012]
Connolly, Kate (2012) Margot Honecker defends East German dictatorship [Online]
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/02/margot-honecker-east-germany-interview [03/04/2012]

Poems animated

Animated poems by Billy Collins, Forgetfulness and Budapest. Melancholic to different degrees but both poems reflect upon personal memories, thoughts and longing.

I've been busy writing up my PhD proposal on memories of the divide in Berlin, in Stuttgart, and not been able to record my thoughts or ideas as much... 

Collins, Billy (2012) Everyday moments, caught in time [Online]