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Teufelsberg Spy Station – In A Berlin Minute (Week 155)

In the northern part of the nature preserve Grunewald Forest, on top of the man-made hill Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain) sits the former US spy listening station Teufelsberg Spy Station. From Teufelsberg Spy Station,…

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Berlin Churches of the 1989 Peaceful Revolution / Kirchen der Friedlichen Revolution – In A Berlin Minute (Week 126)

In days like these, when there are so many uprisings that are answered by violence, I thought it would be a good idea to focus on a positive aspect in German history: The…

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Maueropfer / Wall Victims – In A Berlin Minute (Week 37)

From 1961 until 1989, at least 136 people died directly because of the Berlin Wall and border area. These people are referred to as “Todesopfer der Berliner Mauer” or just “Maueropfer” (wall victims). There are disputes as…

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