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.
Related Movies and Videos
- 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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