A audience of western Berliners collect in the Berlin Wall while an east soldier that is german on the reverse side, August 1961. Photograph: Paul Schutzer/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Photos
This 1963 first novel founded Wolf’s reputation in eastern German literary works. Set during 1961, whenever construction of this Berlin Wall started, the story is situated around two enthusiasts divided by it: Rita Seidel, a lady inside her very early 20s whom, just like the writer, generally speaking supports the values of this “antifascist” GDR, and Manfred Herrfurth, a chemist who settles into the western. The book is saturated with the atmosphere of the newly partitioned city although the Wall is not specifically mentioned in the novel. Though Wolf would carry on to publish works which were far more critical associated with regime, They Divided the Sky does shy away from n’t exposing the cracks and corruption into the communist system.
A road in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Photograph: Claire Carrion/Alamy
The 2nd guide of the trilogy by Turkish-German journalist, star and director Sevgi Ozdamar, this work that is semi-autobiographical at life in Germany through the viewpoint of the teenage gastarbeiter (guest worker) into the 1960s and 70s. The narrator, who's got kept Turkey having lied about her age, learns German while involved in menial jobs to make cash for drama college. A sepia-toned snapshot of western Berlin, the guide mostly centres around Kreuzberg, a hub for Turkish immigrants, and features regional landmarks, including the bombed-out Anhalter Bahnhof as well as the Hebbel Theatre, each of that are nevertheless standing. להמשיך לקרוא