East Berlin from Air (1970 - Postcard)
A postcard showing the center of Berlin from the air in 1970, mostly what was then the heart of East Berlin. Best viewed large or original size. The Brandenburg Gate, which was on the border between East and West Berlin is in the foreground. The East German flag is on the top, with the Quadriga, flanked by flags of the Soviet Union. The first cross street is Wilhelmstrasse. It was the center of Prussian and then German government buildings from the mid-1800s until the end of World War II in…
Victories have many father, catastrophes are orphans.
picturesofwar: “ Two brothers meet for a Christmas reunion after having been separated by the Berlin Wall (at this point only two years old). It was the first meeting of East/West relatives allowed by...
Remembering the Berlin Wall
n 1961, East Germany erected a wall -- initially barbed wire, eventually concrete -- in the middle of Berlin to prevent its citizens from fleeing the communist country to West Germany during the height of the Cold War. It has been reported that 136 people died while trying to escape, but the total number is unknown. The wall finally came down at the beginning of November in 1989, part of the reunification of East and West Germany. Here are images from this past weekendâs recognition of the…
Some buildings were right on the border between East and West Berlin. Until the windows were guarded and bricked closed, people tried to escape by jumping out the windows to freedom in West Berlin.
Parts of the destroyed Tiergarten, including the prewar zoo near the Brandenburg Gate on the western side, were parceled out to people so that they could grow vegetables and combat starvation. This woman decided that her parcel could have added amenities. The bathtub was apparently salvaged from the ruins. (1947)
I have moved recently and amongst the mess of all my things i was glad to discover some negatives i thought was lost. The photos were taken in Berlin 1988 during a school trip we made when i went to art school. The camera was a Rolleicord with Xenar 3.5. If anyone recognizes where the pictures are taken please let me know. Thanks / Ola