Mauerspringer ("Walljumper") di Florian e Michael Brauer e Edward Anders, in Brunnenstrasse.
Il 13 agosto 1961, la Germania orientale sigillò i confini attorno a Berlino Ovest.
La Germania era stata divisa in 4 zone di occupazione, ciacuna amministrata da una nazione alleata: la Francia, la Gran Bretagna, gli USA e l'Unione Sovietica.
La Germania dell'Est (area sovietica) chiuse rapidamene il confine con le barriere del filo spinato, che in seguito sarebbe stato fortificato con Muro di Berlino.
Conrad Schumann, ufficiale di polizia della Germania dell'Est di 18 anni, fu assegnato alla sezione di Bernauer Strasse e Ruppiner Strasse.
Lì, nervoso,procedeva, fumando sigarette e ogni tanto spingendo giù la bobina di filo spinato.
Il suo comportamento attirò l'attenzione dei fotografi della stampa tra i quali c'era il diciannovenne Peter Leibing, che guardò Schumann per più di un'ora.
Alle 4 del pomeriggio, Schumann spense la sigaretta, prese la rincorsa e saltò oltre la barriera.
La foto del salto di Schumann rimane una delle immagini più potenti e riconosciute della Guerra Fredda.
Mauerspringer ("Walljumper") by Florian and Michael Brauer and Edward Anders, in Brunnenstrasse.
On August 13, 1961, East Germany sealed the borders around West Berlin.
Germany had been divided into 4 zones of occupation, each administered by an allied nation: France, Great Britain, the USA and the Soviet Union.
East Germany (Soviet area) quickly closed the border with the barbed wire barriers, which would later be fortified with the Berlin Wall.
Conrad Schumann, an 18-year-old East German police officer, was assigned to the Bernauer Strasse and Ruppiner Strasse section.
There, nervous, proceeded, smoking cigarettes and occasionally pushing down the spool of barbed wire.
His behavior attracted the attention of press photographers among whom was nineteen-year old Peter Leibing, who looked at Schumann for over an hour.
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Schumann turned off the cigarette, took a run and jumped over the barrier.
The picture of Schumann's leap remains one of the most powerful and recognized images of the Cold War.
Freiburg Minster is the cathedral of Freiburg im Breisgau, southwest Germany. The last duke of Zähringen had started the building around 1200 in romanesque style. The construction continued in 1230 in Gothic style. The minster was partly built on the foundations of an original church that had been there from the beginning of Freiburg, in 1120.
🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Photograph by Heinrich Hoffmann of Gerdy Troost speaking with Hitler and surrounded by a crowd of Nazi bigwigs at the House of German Art in Munich on the Day of German Art, July 16, 1939. Those pictured (from left to right): Eugen von Schobert, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Dino Alfieri, Gerdy Troost, Heinrich Himmler (back turned), Konstantin von Neurath.
🇹🇷 Hitler Alman Sanat Evi'nde bir Alman Nazi büyükelçiliği topluluğuyla çevrelenmiş Heinrich Hoffmann'ın fotoğrafı, 16 Temmuz 1939'da. Soldaki resimde (soldan sağa): Eugen von Schobert Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Dino Alfieri, Gerdy Troost, Heinrich Himmler (geri döndü), Konstantin von Neurath. ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Tremendously enjoyed my conversation with @thelivedrop 🎧😊
Give it a listen 👂 & I hope you enjoy it as well. 🙌🏻
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Stumbled across a green house which was a family home, in which a young girl by the name of Anne Frank lived in about 1942. She kept a diary in that she wrote about her feelings and wrote about the events which took place through out the two years of hiding from the Nazi's.
The Potsdam City Palace is located on the Old Market Square, next to the St. Nicholas' Church (Nikolaikirche). It was the second official residence (the winter residence) of the margraves and electors of Brandenburg, later kings in Prussia, kings of Prussia and German emperors. Destroyed in World War II and later dismantled by the East German communist regime, the partial reconstruction, with historic facades and a modern interior, was completed in late 2013. The building has since served to house the parliament of the federal state of Brandenburg. On one of the walls of the Palace there is an inscription "Ceci n'est pas un château" ("This is not a palace"), an allusion to René Magritte's painting The Treachery of Images - "Ceci n'est pas une pipe". #germany#brandenburg#potsdam#potsdamcitypalace#stadtschloss#cecinestpasunechateau#parliament#color#historicalreconstruction#altemarkt#germanhistory#latergram#throwback#AtoZinGermany
... a break from the Christmas markets in Weimar this morning to explore a dark chapter of Germany history.
This is the main entrance to Buchenwald, the labour camp that opened in 1933 to hold those seen as enemies of Hitler’s nationalist regime.
It was open for eight years and during that time accommodated 280,000 inmates.
Initially it was politicians, communists, royalists and other “agitators”.
During the long days of World War Two it was a hostile home to Jews and gypsies as well as captured allied POWs, pilots and even OSS spies.
More than 50,000 inmates died here between 1933 and 1941 and while that’s a horribly high number it doesn’t compare to the millions killed in death camps placed around Poland.
The clock on the tower is set at 3.15pm which is the time the camp was liberated by Patton’s Third Army who opened a hospital to care for the inmates.
The Americans stayed for 10 weeks before handing the compound and nearby Weimar over to the Russians, and the Soviets turned Buckenwald into an internment camp that was open five years from 1945.
A sobering but significant lesson in history during a Christmas-season tour around Germany.
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Auf dem Potsdamer Platz in Berlin gibt es nur neue Gebäude und zwar aus diesem Grund: Wegen Bombenschäden im zweiten Weltrkieg wurde der Platz zum Niemandsland zwischen West- und Ostberlin und man konnte dort nichts bauen wegen der Mauer. Erst nach dem Mauerfall wurde das Gebiet entwickelt. 🏙️⠀
Wann fiel die Mauer? Wisst ihr das?⠀
On Potsdamer Platz in Berlin there are only new buildings and that is for this reason 🤔:⠀
Because of bomb damages in World War II the square became no-man's land between West and East Berlin and nothing could be built there because of the Berlin Wall. Only after the fall of the Berlin Wall the area was developed. 🏙️⠀
When did the Berlin Wall fall? Do you know?⠀
So happy to get the book of work by photographer Roman Vishniac after seeing his show at the Photographer’s Gallery in London. The second photograph shows his daughter posing in front of election poster for Hindenburg and Hitler. The 1933 poster celebrating Hitler’s appointment as German chancellor.The poster advertises a plebiscite to permit withdrawal from the League of Nations and Geneva Disarmament Conference which restrictedGermany’s ability to develop a military. #germanhistory#jewishhistory#1933#romanvishniac