Saw the Stasi prisons in Lichtenberg, where political prisoners were held until the year of German reunification.
-During the 40 year GDR regime, the Stasi kidnapped 70,000 people, before and during the days of the Berlin wall, whether they living in East or West Germany
-boy was caught telling an anti Honnecker joke and received 1 year in prison
-girl was caught trying to escape to West Germany so her friend was given two years in prison for not ratting on her
-the Stasi opened an average of 90,000 private letters a day
Blurry images: Rubble women, with the job of cleaning up after the war.
Queues in a snowy xmas '63 when, for the first time, Westerners could visit their families in the East (thinking it was a once only offer).
Zehlendorf was a neighbourhood which belonged to West Berlin, but was outside the line of the wall - so they had a road they could pass through. a boy came home and said he was stopped by border guards, so he was given a daily US tank escort. after the Cold War, it was discovered he was lying so to play truant. puts Ferris Bueller into perspective.