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DAYS AT THE TECHNIKMUSEUM: THEY SAW IT ON TV

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Among what feels like thousands and thousands of fantastic objects on display at the Telecommunications Exhibition in Technikmuseum (Trebbiner Strasse 9, Berlin-Kreuzberg) there is also a TV set from 1937.

Produced by the then Berlin-based and world-famous company Telefunken (born and bred in Kreuzberg but more about this later), FE6 was one of the first mass-scale produced television receivers made for home viewing.

As it turned out, it became another tool in Nazi hands to indoctrinate and control German people. However, in all fairness it must be said that the programme offered by German TV at the time was not only evil and political. The brown waves carried also some bright spots.

See for yourselves:

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