Berlin Wall

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In brief: The Island of Missing Trees; Tunnel 29; Vesper Flights – review
A powerful novel with a Cypriot backdrop, the thrilling story of a cold war escape and astute essays from nature writer Helen Macdonald

Hannah Beckerman

15, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Berliners wake to a divided city – archive, August 1961
During the night of 12-13 August 1961, communist East Germany began building a barrier to close off East Germans’ access to West Berlin. See how the Guardian and Observer reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

12, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Deutschland 89 review – the end of history? Not quite
Western hubris is unpicked as a new series of the hit German drama explores the deeper consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Stuart Jeffries

05, Mar, 2021 @10:05 PM

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Deutschland 89: 'We filmed it in the Stasi's old HQ – it's a horror museum'
The fall of the Berlin Wall was greeted with jubilation – but it also unleashed chaos and fear. As the cold war TV spy saga reaches 1989, its writers and stars recall those tumultuous days

Matt Charlton

03, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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German reunification: 'Like going abroad and knowing that you’ll never come home' - archive, 1990
As the two Germanies prepared to become one on 3 October 1990, Richard Boston visited East Germany to ask people how they felt about the end of their nation

Richard Boston

24, Sep, 2020 @10:18 AM

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'Germany looks like it's still divided': stark gaps persist 30 years after reunification
Sobering studies for October anniversary show many in east feel like second-class citizens

Kate Connolly in Berlin

16, Sep, 2020 @2:48 PM

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Georg Baselitz: master of obscenity and Bowie's inspiration
Before David Bowie’s “Heroes”, the German artist painted a series of the same name, taking a past tainted by Nazis and making it new. Now two exhibitions celebrate his subversive brilliance

Jonathan Jones

27, Aug, 2020 @10:32 AM

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Brent Scowcroft obituary
US national security adviser whose long career took in the evacuation of Saigon, Richard Nixon’s visit to China and the end of the cold war

Harold Jackson

09, Aug, 2020 @12:45 PM

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Photography then and now: Berlin before and during coronavirus
Photographs taken in Berlin before and since the coronavirus outbreak began reveal an increasingly familiar emptying of urban social spaces

Photographs by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

30, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Enemies everywhere: photos show absurdity of life under the Stasi
East German secret police saw evidence of western sabotage in the most mundane events, new book reveals

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

20, Mar, 2020 @11:23 AM

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The election is affecting my mental health – at least I'm not Dilyn the dog | John Crace
No 10’s miserable pooch has been dragged on to the campaign trail. I know the feeling

John Crace

15, Nov, 2019 @1:10 PM

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The task of politics today is to scare the capitalists as much as communism did | Aditya Chakrabortty
The threat of the Soviet bloc forced western democracies to acknowledge the rights of workers and poor people, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

14, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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