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Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in All Episodes, Germany, Radio Corax |

Wendefokus – Ulli Hamers

Wendefokus – Ulli Hamers

A long time history project of Radio Corax was and is the so called “Wendefokus”. This is a radio talk serial dealing with oral history. The idea behind it is to talk to people reflecting on the time of the change in Eastern Germany 1989/90, talking about their individual experiences, memories and estimations and conclusions. In this episode we spoke to the artist Ulli Hamers. She grew up in Gotha and was the only girl in her class, who had no apprenticeship. After she was trained to be a goldsmith, she founded a centrale for house occupations in Halle. Interested people could get some tips there, how they could move into empty houses. The time of 1989/90 she would not describe as a “Revolution”, but as an “Occupation”.

We spoke to Ulli Hamers about their rememberance and reflections of the changing time in Eastern Germany.