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Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading by the author Greg Mitchell from his recent nonfiction book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill, followed by a conversation with acclaimed Germanist and author Eric Jarosinski.
THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill chronicles two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans via tunnels below the Berlin Wall, the U.S. television networks that financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration’s attempt to suppress both films. Drawing on a trove of recently declassified documents from the Stasi archives and the JFK Library, personal papers, and dozens of interviews with many of the key players, award-winning author Greg Mitchell offers a new reckoning with the haunting legacy of the Berlin Wall.
From Deutsches Haus NYU.