MARQUETTE, Mich.—Bestselling German author Susanne Schädlich will present “Betrayal in Berlin: A Story of East and West” at Northern Michigan University on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Her talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. in Mead Auditorium, located near the rotunda entrance to the West Science Building.

            Schädlich is the author of the best-selling memoir December, Time and Again: The West, the Secret Police, My Uncle and I. When she was 12 years old, Schädlich’s family was forced to move from East Germany to the West for political reasons. Thirty years later, she learned of an ultimate betrayal. Her favorite uncle had spent decades spying for the East German secret police, or Stasi, and informed on the whole family. Schädlich’s memoir tells of growing up under two systems, being an outsider in both and of the generation between East and West finding its place.

            This presentation is part of the International Scholars Series. Parking is available across the street from West Science behind Whitman Hall.


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