Here we've provided a list of link related to this project and any information regarding the Berlin War.

Education Guide
A Berliner War Child’s Testimony from 1945 to 1989

Weblinks - the histories around each vignette

Berlin Tourism: go to

Vignette 1- The Hospital 1945
The history of the fall of Berlin

Vignette 2- The Russian Occupation & The Apple Cellar 1946
- The Russian Occupation of Berlin

Vignette 3- Home, my father and the railways 1947
- The Reconstruction of Berlin

Vignette 4- The Blockade and the Airlift 1948 – 1949
 - Luftbrücke

Vignette 5- School Years 1951 – 1967
- The education system after the war in Berlin

Vignette 6 -The Wall, August 13, 1961
- The construction of the Berlin Wall

Vignette 7 - Checkpoint Charlie 1982
- The Cold War in Berlin

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A Berliner War Child’s Testimony from 1945 to 1989

Books on Berlin:

Antony Beevor, The Fall of Berlin 1945 (2003).

William F. Buckley Jr., The Fall of the Berlin Wall (2004).

Richard Collier, Bridge across the Sky:  The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-49 (1978). 

Julia Engelhardt, Berlin: A Century of Change (2004).

Nick Gay, Berlin Then and Now (2005).

Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, The Berlin Candy Bomber (1990).

Rainer Hildebrandt, It Happened At the Wall (2006).

Maik Kopleck, Berlin 1945-1989, Past Finder (2006).

B. Ladd, The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape (1997).

Giles Mac Donogh, Berlin: A Portrait of Its History, Politics, Architecture, and Society (1998).

Mark R. McGee, Berlin: A Visual and Historical Documentation from 1925 to the Present (2002).

Alexandra Richie, Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin (1999).

Paul Steege, Black Market, Cold War: Everyday Life in Berlin, 1946-1949 (2007).

Ronald Taylor, Berlin and its Culture (1997).

K. Till, The New Berlin: Memory, Politics, Place (2005).

Ann Tusa, The Berlin Blockade (1988).

Julien Quideau and Patrick Démerin, Une Ville/Un Événement Berlin (2000).

Further Readings in Twentieth Century German History:

Stefan Berger, Inventing the Nation (2004).

Volker Berghahn, Modern Germany: Society, Economy and Politics in the 20th Century (1995).

Mary Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918-2008: the Divided Nation (2009).

Mary Fulbrook, Interpretations of the Two Germanies, 1945-1990 (2000).

German Bundestag Public Relations Division, Questions on German History – Paths to Parliamentary Democracy Catalogue (1998).

Harold James and Marla Stone (eds.), When the Wall Came Down: Reactions to German Unification (1992).

L. Kettenacker, Germany since 1945 (1997).

C. Klessmann (ed.), The Divided Past: Rethinking Post-war German History (2001).

C. Maier, The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust and German National Identity (1988).

Peter Merkl (ed.), The Federal Republic at Forty-Five: Union Without Unity (1995).

R. Moeller (ed.), West Germany under Construction: Politics, Society and Culture and the Adenauer Era (1997).

A. J. Nicholls, The Bonn Republic: West German Democracy, 1945-1990 (1997).

H. Schissler (ed.), The Miracle Years: A Cultural History of West Germany (2001).

H. A. Turner, Germany from Partition to Reunification (1992).

Tony Vaccaro, Entering Germany 1944-1949 (2001).

Christian Von Krockow, Hour of the Women: A Young Mother’s Fight to Survive at the Close of World War II (1991).

H. A. Winkler, Germany: The Long Road West. Volume II: 1933-1990 (2007).

A Berliner War Child’s Testimony from 1945 to 1989

Films on Berlin During The Cold War

Wikipedia lists more than 30 films which use Berlin as a setting at

A Foreign Affair, 1948 - Romantic comedy set in Berlin during the Allied occupation; stars Jean Arthur and Marlene Dietrich; directed by Billy Wilder

Berliner Ballade, 1948 - Daily life of a veteran home from the war. Director Robert A. Stemmle

The Big Lift, 1950 - Stars Montgomery Clift in the Berlin Air Lift. Film by George Seaton

The Man Between, 1953 - Stars James Mason. Atmospheric East/West thriller filmed in bomb-torn Berlin. Directed by Carol Reed

One, Two, Three, 1961 - Cold War before The Wall, comedy by Billy Wilder

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, 1965 - Cold War classic set on both sides of The Wall, directed by Martin Ritt

Funeral in Berlin, 1966 - Spy film starring Michael Caine

Torn Curtain, 1966 - Cold War thriller set in East Berlin, directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz, 1968 - Cold War spy farce about an Olympic athlete who defects. Director George Marshall.

Die Legende von Paul und Paula, 1973 - Love story set in East Berlin by Heiner Carow

Berlin Tunnel 21, 1981 - A former American officer leads an attempt to build a tunnel underneath The Wall as a rescue route

Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, 1981 - 1970s portrayal of West Berlin's drug scene by Uli Edel

Taxi zum Klo, 1981 - Groundbreaking film documenting gay culture in West Berlin by Frank Ripploh

The Jesse Owens Story, 1984 (TV) - Biographical film of the life and times of 1936 Olympics star Jesse Owens, by Richard Irving

Der Himmel über Berlin, 1987 (Wings of Desire) - A cult film about the divided city and its fate by Wim Wenders

Judgment in Berlin, 1988 - Based on a true story about a 1978 hijacking of a Polish airliner to West Berlin and the subsequent 1979 trial conducted in the United States Court for Berlin; stars Martin Sheen and Sean Penn

Linie 1, 1988 - Film of the 1986 Musical about U-Bahn (subway) Line 1 in West Berlin by Reinhard Hauff

Faraway, So Close!, 1993 - Sequel to Wings of Desire (1987), angels desire to be human, by Wim Wenders

D-Day to Berlin, 1994 (TV) - Stirring colour documentary of the American campaign, including footage from Berlin, by George Stevens

Sonnenallee, 1999 - A teen comedy set in the East Berlin of the 1970s by Leander Haußmann

Der Untergang, 2004 (Downfall) - Film depicting the last days of Hitler and the Battle of Berlin, set in and around the "Führerbunker"

Alles auf Zucker, 2005 (Go for Zucker) - Comedy with Ossi-Wessi and secular-orthodox Jewish themes. Director Dani Levy

Das Leben der Anderen, 2005 - East Berlin's cultural scene before reunification, riddled by Stasi secret agents. Drama by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The Lives of Others (German: Das Leben der Anderen) is a 2006 German drama film, marking the feature film debut of writer and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The film involves the monitoring of the cultural scene of East Berlin by agents of the Stasi, the GDR's secret police.

The Good German, 2006 - Homage to Film Noir, set in 1945 Berlin during the Potsdam Conference, by Steven Soderbergh

Knallhart, 2006 - A film about the run-down district of Berlin-Neukölln. Directed by Detlev Buck

Der Rote Kakadu, 2006 (The Red Cockatoo) - Young love and friendship in 1961 East Germany; partly set in the Kopenhagener Straße. Director Domenik Graf

A Woman in Berlin, 2008 - Film of the diary by Marta Hillers depicting the rape of Berlin by the Soviets in 1945, by Max Färberböck

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