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A nostalgical view of the Petersburger Straße in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The former name was Bersarinstraße, named after the first Soviet Military Commander of Berlin, it was re-changed after 1990.

Some views of Petersburger Straße 28 - "Kirschblüte", a florists, and the opposite side of the street, the "Ahorn Apotheke" and on the next block a Vietnamese shop.

Hotel New Berlin, which was opened in 2001, is just a hundred metres from the street crossing with the Landsberger Allee (formerly Leninallee).

 

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The north end of the Petersburger Straße with Hotel New Berlin (centre)

 

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Bersarinplatz (originally Baltenplatz), on the south end of the Petersburger Straße. This was named after the first Soviet commander of Berlin

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and from above

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A commemorative bronze plaque on a building at Bersarinplatz. Bersarin was only commander for a few months and died under similar circumstances as in the case of General Patton.

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Frankfurter Tor with the main crossing Petersburger Straße / Karl-Marx-Allee. Opposite the Petersburger, the Warschauer Straße begins.

The Karl-Marx-Allee at the same point, facing in the direction of the Alexanderplatz with TV-tower.

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O.M.G., U-Bhf. Frankfurter Allee in May 1945 !

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The famous Karl-Marx-Buchhandlung in the Karl-Marx-Allee. This was a specialist for the official literature in the DDR. Still existed well after the re-unification.

A typical view of the nearby surroundings in the Karl-Marx-Allee in the style of Stalinist architecture during the rebuilding of Berlin during the 1950s.

Café Moskau ( MOCKBA - Moskva) also situated in the Karl-Marx-Allee was the place to go during the days of the old communist society of East Berlin, also still existed for many years.

The Oberbaumbrücke over the River Spree marked the boundary between Friedrichshain (East) and Kreuzburg (West). It was closed and a ruin before the re-unification, since then re-opened and completely restored.

The nearby Volkspark Friedrichshain has the famous Märchenbrunnen (fairytale fountains).

 

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Straußberger Platz situated on the Karl-Marx-Allee

 

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View from the television tower over the Alexanderplatz showing the Congresshalle and Das Haus des Lehrers, all DDR architechture.

Alexanderplatz with the Weltzeituhr and Interhotel, this is from an old colour postcard from the early to mid 1970s

The train station to international destinations, Bahnhof Alexanderplatz, there is also S-Bahn (city and regional) and U-Bahn (underground). ORWO Colour film Photo from around mid 1970s

Kaufhaus Alexanderplatz, postwar rebuilt in the typical modern DDR architechture. This was the site of the pre-war Kaufhaus owned by Hermann Tietz, who was disposessed due to the "Ariergesetz"

Berlin - Unter den Linden with the Cathedral - Berliner Dom to the left and the Palast der Republik to the right. Latter was built in 1975 on the site of the former City Palace or Stadtschloß, which had been demolished in 1950 on order of the S.E.D., the ruling  communist party. The Palast der Republik was torn down several years ago, and in it's place, a rebuilding or copy of the former City Palace is undergoing errection. In the centre is the Fernsehturm or television tower.

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Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin-Friedrichshain with Kino Cosmos (cinema). In the background can be seen the offices of Interflug, which was the state owned national airline of the DDR. Interflug was taken over by Lufthansa and dissolved after the re-unification. The Russian-built Tupolev airliners were either given away or sold off cheaply to developing countries. The section of the Karl-Marx-Allee between Alexanderplatz and Straußberger Platz was formerley known as the Stalinallee, which was changed after Stalin died in 1953.

 

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Something completely different, West Berlin

 

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and again, West Berlin - Friedenau

 

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Berlin-Tempelhof

 

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RGW - Rat für gegenseitige Wirtschaftshilfe - (COMECON) this was the equivalent of the European Union from 1949 till 1990.
Commemorative stamp from 1974.

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This was a community award for the best towns and councils

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The famous Samariterkirche in the street called after it. It was in this church that clandestine meetings took place of the Neues Forum under the guidance of Pastor Friedrich Schorlemmer in the months before November 1989. They were constantly under surveillance by the Stasi (Staatssicherheit)

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Thälmann-Park, Theater unterm Dach

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The famous Stasi - Zentrale in Berlin-Lichtenberg, Normannenstraße / Rüschestraße. I worked here for several weeks in Summer 2000

...and here's how it looked just a decade before.

The personal dossiers of every citizen were kept here, here is what remains today... Anyone can go and visit and request to see their "own personal files"

Erich Mielke (1907-2000), Stasi-Chef reviewing the parade of his "Wachregiment Felix Dziertzynski" in the courtyard. This was the uniformed branch of the Stasi. The cuff band was the distinguishing mark, as well as the wein-red Waffenfarbe on collar patches and shoulder strap piping, all other details piped in white.

Mielke's office in the main building. Behind his desk is a large safe. The building was stormed and ransacked in November 1989

The 9. November 1989 was the turning point and the end for the Regime.
20. July 1990 saw the introduction of the D-Mark and the replacement of the cap emblems of the NVA with the Einheitskokarde.
The 3. October 1990 was reunification. At 24.00 hours on the 2. October 1990 the DDR flag was hauled down and replaced with the BRD colours.

In Summer of 1990 there was also a strike of the armed forces under Defence Minister Rainer Eppelmann, a former clergyman!
Soldiers of the NVA awaiting a uniform change.

Summer 1990, the NVA leaves the Warsaw Pact, Rainer Eppelmann (centre with beard).

4. October 1990, the new joint Defence Minister Jörg Schönbohm (West) inspecting his new troops in the new uniforms of the Bundeswehr.
 

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Jörg Schönbohm, 1999-2009, Innenminister in Brandenburg,
+ Kleinmachnow, 7. February 2019
I remember seeing him on 24.4.2006 in KZ Sachsenhausen.

 

 

 

 

 

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The new TV serial Berlin-Weißensee, a chronic of a Stasi Family with the family name of Kupfer, the father, a Generalmajor of the Staatssicherheit, his two sons, Falk, a Stasi Major - and loyal to the system, and Martin, Oberwachtmeister of the Volkspolizei, who follows his conscience - two remarkably different charakters. Series on German TV, with many episodes, very interesting , very realistic and dramatic, Both story and characters are fictitious unless reference is made to persons of the public, historical facts or specific sources drawn upon.

 

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Die Moneten - That's how the Rubel rolls

Charakters depicted on the notes:
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Clara Zetkin
Thomas Münzer

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I remember those old trams well, you could walk in and out without paying, nobody cared, otherwise, you could put a token 30 Pf. into the Kasten and roll out a ticket

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Here and there, especially in the centre, there was Intershop, where priviledged could buy themselves an "Extrawurst", luxury consumer goods and import items from the West, if you had enough currency in your wallet

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Here in the Bernauer Straße the world came to an end

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Sowjet Ehrenmal, Treptower Park

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Rotes Rathaus, the town hall

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Nikolaikirche, Berlins oldest still intact church

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Marienkirche, a very prominent church in the centre of E.Berlin

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Neue Synagoge, Oranienburger Straße

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An old postcard of the Alexanderplatz. The fountain in the centre was sometimes inofficially known as "die Nuttenbrosche". The card is from the mid 70s.

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More photos of the Petersburger Straße

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Petersburger Straße 28, was built around 1904, four very high floors, with attic flats added after the reunification

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View from the top balcony of the 4th floor in northerly direction towards Landsberger Allee and Prenzlauer Berg. February 2000

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View in southerly direction towards Bersarinplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee

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View North-East towards the crossing at the Kochhannstraße. Note the tramlines in the centre of the road.

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At the crossing Petersberger Straße / Landsberger Allee, the Straßenbahn

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S-Bahnhof Frankfurter Allee

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Ringcenter Frankfurter Allee, corner of Möllendorfstraße. There is the Ringcenter 1 and 2

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Bahnhof Ostkreuz, very much in memory. It has all changed since and been modernised

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New plans for Ostkreuz, all the nostalgia is gone

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Sektorengrenze: A typical image of the Wall that divided Berlin. No Man's Land between two worlds, East and West. This could be near the Bernauer Straße, or is it more Berlin-Mitte? Houses too near to the border on the DDR side, were demolished. There had also been many tunneling attempts, some of which succeeded, some were betrayed.

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The last spectacular escape attempts at the German ./. German border

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The last Summer, Summer '89 - to the visit of Russian leader Gorbatschow, the crowds shouted, Gorbi! Gorbi! Hoping that his new reforms would help them:

One of the last big Parades, the last one was on 7. October 1989, then things began to change...

 

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The countdown begins: 5 days before the Wall fell, Demonstration, Berlin-Alexanderplatz, 4. November 1989

 

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