Von Berlin to Kitchener: Connotations and Cultures, A Discussion PanelExport this event to calendar

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

Busy BerlinUp until 1916, Kitchener was known by another name - Berlin. But with the advent of the First World War and the rise of anti-German sentiment, citizens agitated for a name change.

Berlin articleJoin us for a panel discussion with local historian rych mills and University of Waterloo professors Goeoffrey Hayes (History) and Mat Schulze (German). Moderated by Carl Zehr, former mayor of Kitchener, the panel will speak to the controversy that surrounded the plebiscite and eventual choice of a new name for the largely German-speaking city.

Hosted by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

Cost 
Free admission - all are welcome!
Location 
Kitchener Public Library
Central Libray Theatre
85 Queen Street North

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Canada

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