To Nisi / The Island – Crete's leper colony of Spinalonga
Spinalonga, off the north-eastern coast of Crete, had been Europe's last remaining leper colony when it officially closed in 1957. A moving reminder of the presence of this disease in 20th-century life, it has been brought to the attention of millions through Victoria Hislop's 2005 novel ‘The Island’, adapted for Greek television as ‘To Nisi’. Dr Michael Heinze's talk will focus on the history of the island and Hislop's fictional world of Spinalonga.
Room 306 (Club Room, 3rd floor), ‘Die Brücke’
Kasernenstraße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf