Berlin Wall

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The American Sector review – US road trip to hunt down remnants of the Berlin Wall
This film tells the story of concrete slabs that have been rehomed thousands of miles away in bizarre yet unremarkable locations

Phuong Le

26, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Intelligence service career informs former MI5 and MI6 man David Bickford’s novel
David Bickford describes his posting to Berlin in 1979 and says his second book, Katya, draws on his experiences

Kevin Rawlinson

17, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Dana Němcová obituary
Czech dissident and politician who fought for human rights in the Soviet crackdown following the Prague Spring

Paul Wilson

07, May, 2023 @11:52 AM

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East German feminist author gets English debut, 50 years after death
Translation of Brigitte Reimann’s 1963 work, considered a classic of GDR literature, is out in February

Kate Connolly in Berlin

04, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Wings of Desire review – Wim Wenders’ elegiac hymn to a broken cold-war Berlin
Shot when the city seemed forever divided by the wall, this intensely romantic story of an angel who longs for human love is unlike any other

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Bruce Kent obituary
Leading light of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and charismatic peace activist ordained as a Roman Catholic priest

Peter Stanford

09, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The Stasi Poetry Circle review – East Germany’s unsettling war with words
Philip Oltermann’s account of how the Stasi decided to use poems as a means of fighting capitalism is fascinating, strange and troubling

Anthony Quinn

13, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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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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