Related Books

A selection of books you might like to read after finishing The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany by Katie Hafner.
Freya on the Wall by T. Degens
Freya, a German teenager, explains to her American cousin how her own experiments with chaos theory led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The details of daily life in the former East Germany are fascinating.

Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945
The secret diaries of 23-year-old Marie Vassiltchikov (a White Russian princess) who worked at the German Foreign Office from 1940 to the end of the war provides a unique look at World War II from the German side.

The Magic Lantern : The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague
Timothy Garton Ash had an insider's view of the peaceful revolutions that ended Communist governments in these former satellites of the Soviet Union.

The File : A Personal History
Timothy Garton Ash spent 1981 living in East Berlin and traveling in East Germany and Poland. After Reunification, he is able to get a copy of his Stasi (East German secret police) file. He decided to interview the people that informed on him and the secret policemen that handled his case.

The Wall
The Wall,a spy novel by John Marks, begins in Berlin on the night that the Wall falls and takes the reader on an odyssey through East Central Europe as governments collapse and chaos erupts. Named one of the Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review.

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The Promise by Margarethe von Trotta
A pair of teenage lovers in Germany are separated by the Berlin Wall and forced to live separate lives. When the wall comes down 28 years later, their love, as promised, is finally allowed to flourish.


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