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13:10 - 13:55 16 November 2017

Taboo - The death of others: suicide in the German Democratic Republic (GDR)


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

The movie The Lives of Others features suicide in the GDR in an impressive, but somewhat misleading way. The communist regime was not responsible for the high suicide rate. Dr Grashoff will provide a critical discussion of this politicised interpretation of suicide and highlight long-term cultural and social factors.


Emma Wade


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