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DEEDS CALENDAR: Biermann in Context. Series of talks on the exhibition – Deutsches Historisches Museum | until 14.01.2024

To accompany the exhibition “Wolf Biermann. A Lyricist and Songwriter in Germany” (until 14 January 2024), the German Historical Museum in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Berlin State Library invites you to the discussion series “Biermann in Context” in the Pei-Building. On five evenings during autumn 2023, journalist and literary critic Lothar Müller and alternating guests will look back on the period from the 1960s to the end of the GDR and the establishment of “German Unity” from the perspective of the year 2023. Authors and sociologists, cultural scholars and humanities scholars, contemporary witnesses and historians of different generations have their say; short film clips introduce each round of talks.

Image above: Wolf Biermann at a concert in the Sporthalle Cologne, 13 November 1976
Photo: Barbara Klemm/Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung © Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH, Frankfurt/Main. All rights reserved.

The entire accompanying programme can be listened to on the DHM Soundcloud channel. Further information and tickets at: www.zeughauskino.de

All events of the discussion series “Biermann in Context”:

Wednesday, 6.9.2023, 6.30 pm
Biermann and cultural politics
“To the old comrades” (1962) in context

With Volker Braun, Eva Geulen and Durs Grünbein

Wednesday, 20.9.2023, 6.30 p.m.
Biermann and the Stasi
“Stasi Ballad” (1967) in context

With Marianne Birthler, Julia Franck and Philip Oltermann

Wednesday, 4.10.2023, 6.30 p.m.
Biermann and the expatriation
“Ballad of the Prussian Icarus” (1976) in context

With Bettina Leder, Doris Liebermann and Steffen Mau

Wednesday, 18.10.2023, 6.30 p.m.
Biermann and the West
“German Miserere” (1978) in context

With Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Kai Sina and Willi Winkler

Wednesday, 1.11.2023, 6.30 p.m.
Biermann and the Jews
“Great Song of the Exterminated Jewish People” (1994) in context

With Dmitrij Kapitelman and Annette Leo


Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin


Pei Building:
daily 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm


24 December closed


Admission is free. Registration is required at: www.dhm.de/anmeldung-biermann 

The event is finished.


Sep 06 2023


10:00 - 18:00

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 06 2023
  • Time: 4:00 - 12:00

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