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Ex-Stasi officer put on trial for deadly border shooting 50 years later

On Thursday, an 80-year-old former Stasi officer was put on trial for the alleged murder of Czesław […]

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The surprising history of Berlin’s Nikolaiviertel

Right in the heart of the city, East Germany’s attempt to rebuild Berlin's historic centre, Nikolaiviertel, is […]

Berlin

Welcome to Funkhaus: The iconic recording studio of East Berlin

Constructed by the DDR, Berlin's Funkhaus might be the highest quality recording studio ever, providing the purest […]

Berlin

The Joy of Concrete: The unexpected story behind Berlin’s divisive Plattenbau

The prefab concrete housing that characterises Berlin's skyline has long been derided as monotonous and ugly, but […]

History in pictures

Storming of the Stasi Headquarters on January 15, 1990

For many, 15 January 1990 was the day the DDR's last bastion fell. These pictures allow us […]

Tuesday 12, December

Ex-Stasi operative charged with murder after 49 years

Almost five decades later, a former Stasi operative is being put on trial for the suspicious murder […]

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