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In the summer of 1969 when this photograph was taken, the Television Tower was almost complete. (It was opened on 3rd October). The dome of Berlin Cathdedral can be seen, as well as the spire of St Mary's Chruch and, in the middle distance, the House of the Teachers and its Congress Hall also built in the 1960's. The photograph was taken from the roof of the Interhotel Berolina (built 1961-3, demolished 1996).

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Fenna Luxy
The Last Days of East Germany – 40 Fascinating Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Berlin in the late 1980s Leipzig, Berlin, Rda, Auto, Street View, Street Scenes, Berlin Germany, Germany Photography, City

Between 1961 and 1989, the Berlin Wall divided East and West Germany and prevented the mass defection that took place after World War II. It also acted as a symbolic partition between democracy and Communism during the Cold War period. The wall was erected in the middle of the night, but it was torn down just as quickly 28 years later, leading to Germany’s reunification. In January 1988, Erich Honecker paid a state visit to France. By all indications, the long stretch of international…

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Vintage Everyday
Strausberger Platz, Friedrichshain, Berlin, East Germany, 1970, photograph by Schmidt Wolfgang FW. Vintage, Rostock, Urban, Berlin, Magdeburg, Berlin Germany, West Berlin, East Berlin, Berlin City

During the 1960s and 1970s, following the construction of the Berlin Wall, economic competition was a driving force for both East and West Germany. East Germany's Planned Economy (Planwirtschaft) emphasized production. The Government, i.e., the Party, determined what goods were to be produced. Full employment of both men and women was an essential part of the plan. East Germany was the economic Wunderkind of the Soviet Bloc. Below are some of interesting color photographs of daily life in…

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Debbie Stene-Knuttila