Plan Germania

Plan Germania

Adolf Hitler, if you look at history in general through the eyes of a seeker for common features of the most important dictators, he was quite remarkable in this regard. His creative sense turns out to be decisive in this aspect, which Adolf Hitler wanted …

Towards the unification of Berlin

Half a million Berliners, which gathered on New Year's Eve on both sides of the Brandendur Gate was to welcome not only the New Year, but also a new Germany soon to come. "Champagne, fireworks and the Brandenburg Gate” These words of one of the participants of the "prom”, which grew …

Demolition of the Berlin Wall

The opening of the border crossings in the Berlin Wall was announced almost casually. In the evening, Thursday 9 November 1989 r. Schabowski said at a press conference, that East German citizens can leave the country on the basis of valid exit visas, which were immediately supposed to be without …

October revolution – NRD

Morale collapsed sharply in the GDR itself. There. who applied for a permit to emigrate and were still waiting for an answer, they fell into despair, thousands of others, who so far have tried to settle for some-way-coping, suddenly began to think about emigration. In the meantime …

BEGINNING OF THE END: EXODUS THROUGH HUNGARY

Extraordinary events 1989 this year could have happened thanks to reforms in another Eastern European country. 2 On May, at the behest of the Hungarian authorities, barbed wire entanglements were removed from the border with Austria, causing a breach in the iron curtain. The event is on TV screens …

BERLIN THE EIGHTEEN YEARS

BERLIN THE EIGHTEEN YEARS

Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, a quadrilateral agreement and treaties between German states provided the background for relations between West and East Berlin. The main source of dissatisfaction was the forced replacement of Western brands with Ostmarken, whose level of GDR authorities …

Berlin – Cheese policy in Detente

The international arena and Berlin's place on it changed significantly at the end of the decade. Both superpowers hoped for a thaw in the Cold War and a modus vivendi, while the elections in West Germany brought to the office of the Chancellor a man who wanted a rapprochement with …

Berlin – sixties

Berlin – sixties

Gradual easing of political tension, which happened a few years after the wall was built, it was partly the result of improved relations between the superpowers, and above all local efforts. Under the mayor of the SPD, Wilia Brandt, talks between the Senate of West Berlin began …

Construction of the Berlin Wall

Construction of the Berlin Wall

The economic divide between East and West Germany (and their associated parts of Berlin) deepened in the 1950s. The Marshall Plan and West German capital transformed West Berlin into a flashy site for capitalism, while East Germany and West Berlin seemed to become …

Two Germans are born

Within six months, the political division of Germany was formalized by the creation of two rival states. First, the British were connected. the French and American zones of occupation into the Federal Republic of Germany (May 1949); The Soviets responded with a formation 5 October of the German Democratic Republic. Because Berlin …