Jour Fixe October 2015
“25 years of German Unity, a historic joy leading to responsibility”- these were the words of the former Speaker of the German Parliament, Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Thierse at the WiB Jour Fixe on 5th October 2015.
In a moving, very personal speech, Wolfgang Thierse put the peaceful revolution of 1989 in the context of his biography - which he described in an analogy to the Berlin Wall, pushed over from the East. Very gracious with his time, he answered many questions from the diplomatic audience, including for example on the identity of the Germans. Beauty Chity, the wife of the Sambian Ambassador to Germany, summed up the discussion very pointedly: This talk provided her with a deeper understanding of German history after 1945.