Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
- "The Sound of Stalinism: Music and Politics in East Germany and Poland"
- David Tompkins, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Director of European Studies, Director of the Center for Global and Regional Studies, Carleton College
In the early years of the Cold War, communist officials in Central Europe sought to remake their societies in the Stalinist mold. Music played an crucial role in this attempt to create new socialist citizens. This talk will delve into the music and politics related to the drive to transform the worldviews of Poles and East Germans.