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Upcoming Events
Filmnacht Klnschnack Oral History

Heinrich Böll: Short Stories, Novels, and Film
OLLI @ SFSU (Item # 20Fall20FalHH0721) • October 14, 2020 - November 18, 2020 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • 6 two hour sessions
Via ZOOM

Heinrich Böll. An image from the Beret ProjectDr. Gerlind will be teaching this course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ San Francisco State University.

In this interactive seminar, we’ll explore selections from one of the most famous (West) German authors of the twentieth century. Heinrich Böll (1917-1985) became well known for his short stories and novels, examples of Trümmerliteratur (rubble literature), after World War II. Much of his writing in the immediate postwar years articulates graphically the wounding and trauma experienced during the war.

Instructor: Marion Gerlind, Ph.D.
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Black and white photo of a woman wearing a scarf, sunglasses and coat riding a bus, framed by a large window. A man sits opposite her.
photo: Anita Back

Special Screening with filmmaker Sheri Hagen’s Auf den zweiten Blick / At Second Glance
2013 | Director: Sheeri Hagen•  October 25, 2020 •  1:00 p.m. • Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies via ZOOM

Filmnacht (Movie Night)
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Screenings of a German, or German-related, film. We are showing popular, as well as little-known film gems (in German with English subtitles), followed by a moderated discussion. Alternating months, usually the fourth Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies.

For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673.


Klnschnackers Klönchnack (German Conversation Group)
Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Zoom meeting
RSVP by November 18, 2020

Usually the third Saturday each month in Berkeley. For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. See the archive for past discussion topics. Download a flier


Michael E. Willis
Courtesy of Michael E. Willis

Mündliche Geschichtsreihe / Oral History Series

We are inviting members from our community to share their life’s stories and dialogue with participants. Meetings are facilitated by Dr. Marion Gerlind. For more information and reservations, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. To see an archive of speakers and topics, click here to see summaries.

Teilnahmebeitrag: $15-20, GICS Mitglieder: $10.
(Suggested contribution: $15-20, GICS Members: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.)