Ines Geipel Tue, 31st March 2020, 8:00 pm Contended Zone My brother, the East and the hate Literature Xenophobia and hatred of “the state”: Are we losing East Germany? Ines Geipel’s book seeks answers to the why of radicalisation. It tells of the commandments of silence after the end of the Nazi era, the historical fragmentation of the GDR and the political paraphrases after German unity. Repression and denial characterize society right into the private sphere, as the author impressively tells us with her own family history. For six years Ines Geipel practised high-performance sport in the GDR. After studying German in Jena, she fled to West Germany in 1989 and studied philosophy and sociology in Darmstadt. In 2000, she was a joint plaintiff in the trial against the masterminds of GDR forced doping. Today, she is professor of speech and language at the Ernst Busch Drama School in Berlin and a staff member of the Hannah Arendt Institute. Hint Dear Guests, due to the intensifying developments and the corresponding official orders of the City of Heidelberg in the context of the measures to contain corona virus infections, all events at the DAI Heidelberg will be cancelled from March 13 to April 19, 2020 inclusive. Tickets already purchased can be returned at the respective advance booking office.