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“Our Westberlin”

Our Westberlin

Our Westberlin, © Cover by Gerhard Seyfried.

22.11.2019 - Article

25 stories from West-Berlin – a book release.

25 stories from West-Berlin during the Wall from:

Andreas Austilat, Bernd Matthies, Detlef Kurth, Erkan Arikan, Eva C. Schweitzer, Gerd Nowakowski, Gretchen Dutschke, Harald Jähner, Harald Martenstein, Ingo Lamberty, Kerstin Schilling, Martina Schrey, Michael Sontheimer, Paul F. Duwe, Paul Hockenos, Rosa von Praunheim, Tanja Dückers, Thomas Rogalla, Ulli Kulke, Uwe Rada, Wladimir Kaminer, and the Südost-Express. Cover by Gerhard Seyfried.

West Berlin! The beloved urban island where bars were open all night so the locals could plot the revolution! Where beer was cheap and sausage on a roll was considered dinner. Where the tenements still bore bullet holes from World War II, and the military draft did not exist. Where the city government regularly fell over some real estate scandal and the Communist-controlled S-Bahn train did not run. Where old-timers, Turks, and students lived side-by-side but barely talked to each other. Where winter smelled like coal, and summer smelled like weed. This book is devoted to this improbable half-city, which was born in 1949 and died in 1989. Two dozen journalists and authors who dwelled there, both native-born and later arrivals, have contributed their stories: for those who remember, and those who wish they did. 

Softcover, bw
Language: German
224 pages, 6 x 9''
ISBN: 978-3-96026-013-4

Release Date: November 25.

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