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NEITHER HEAVEN NOR HELL: EAST BERLIN EXHIBITION AT EPHRAIM PALAIS

How do you tell a story of a vanished city in thousand objects? Or in a thousand words? It seems impossible yet we always try. The task appears easier if … Continue reading

Jun 3, 2019 · 4 Comments

Protected: BEER AND WATER IN WEIßENSEE

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Apr 11, 2019 · Enter your password to view comments.

A QUESTION OF TIME

Berlin of the 1980s was a magnet attracting new people, new bands, new artists. The city’s imperfection, its messiness, its open ends juxtaposed against the ultimate barrier, the Wall, running … Continue reading

Mar 7, 2018

Protected: LIGHTS OUT AT ERICHS LAMPENLADEN: The story of East Berlin´s Palast der Republik

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Apr 23, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

DREAM OF A BETTER LAND: THE BIRTH OF EAST GERMANY AS A STATE

On October 7 1949 the Provisorische Volkskammer, or Provisional People’s Chamber, German political authority within the Soviet occupation zone, announced the constitution of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik, better known as East … Continue reading

Oct 7, 2016

PAST AND PRESENT

Here’s a little cartoon to celebrate today’s national holiday in Germany: German Unity Day (“Tag der Deutschen Einheit”). The Past can be good, the Past can be bad but you … Continue reading

Oct 3, 2015

BERLIN PAST PERFECT: HERE´S WHERE THE STORY ENDS

Two East German girls standing at the border post in Unter den Linden / Pariser Platz before the Brandenburg Gate, with the West Berlin Siegessäule visible in the background (1960s … Continue reading

Aug 31, 2015

LEGOLAND

You can call it propaganda or you can call it a tourist-oriented promo film but you are bound to enjoy watching the official version of the life in the 1980 … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

GHOSTS OF THE STATIONS PAST

A fascinating series of photos from the dead underground stations under Berlin – most of them were resurrected only after Berlin Wall disappeared. In the days of West and East … Continue reading

Jan 16, 2014

THE BERLIN BLOCKADE AND THE AIR-LIFT

1948 On June 24th, 1948 the Berlin Blockade began – West Berlin, surrounded by Soviet ruled territories, is almost completely cut off from any supplies from the outside, necessary for the … Continue reading

Jun 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

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