In April 1945, as the Red Army was closing its grip on Berlin, coming closer and closer to Hitler’s last refuge under the Chancellery gardens, one of his favourite pilots managed to fly a small aeroplane into the burning capital and land it near Brandenburg Gate. On board she carried a wounded future head of the Nazi Luftwaffe.

Aircraft Capitan Hanna Reitsch. Here is the story of her remarkable Berlin coup. And of her post-war denial.

Ep 6 Sleeping in Berlin: Living in a Box Berlin Companion Podcast

Many old Berlin flats in the typical 19th century apartment buildings are equipped with a curious feature: a small storage space under the ceiling, usually installed in the bathroom, the kitchen or the corridor. What makes these so curious is not their function today – a storeroom for suitcases, skis and snorkels or that gear you wore for your first Love Parade in the mid-1990s  – but the original purpose for which they were built. In this episode you will find out why they were in fact an indispensable addition to many middle-class lodgings. You can follow Berlin Companion on:Twitter at @kreuzberged and @BerlinCompanionWordpress blog at kreuzberged.comVoicemap audio-tours at Audio tours by Beata Gontarczyk-Krampe » Storytellers » VoiceMapTo support the podcast via Buy Me A Coffee click here. Thank you!Sound effects:BBC Sound Effects Archivesound of wardrobe door and drawers Freesound" Silent Movie – Sam Fox – Hurry Music" by FreqMan"Berlin city courtyard in the evening" by SwampCommandStoryblocks Magic Chimes on Wind by NoneMain theme: “Assembly Line Frustration" © Ionics Music | TerraSound.deSupport the show
  1. Ep 6 Sleeping in Berlin: Living in a Box
  2. Ep 5 SOUND IN BERLIN
  3. Ep. 4 LANDING IN BERLIN
  4. EP. 3 HANNA FLIES TO HELL – THE LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH IN BERLIN
  5. EP.2 TREFFPUNKT 8 UHR: BERLIN CLOCKS