The district of Steinstücken was created in 1787 when farmers from Stolpe acquired land outside their village boundaries. A small settlement developed there in the 19th century. Stolpe was [...]
19 December 1973 : For the first time, GDR citizens can do their Christmas shopping with foreign currency in so-called “Intershops”, if they have the “hard currency” at all.
Where there is a comrade, there is the party (SED). Where there are 20 comrades, there is an Intershop. – a common staircase joke from GDR times. But, what actually was an Intershop? [...]
30 December 1983: The Deutsche Reichsbahn and the West Berlin Senate agree on the takeover of the S-Bahn in the West Berlin urban area by the Senate. Since 1945, the light rail system ran on the [...]
From January 1983, the GDR border troops start building new observation towers on the Berlin Wall. The new type is square (4.2 × 4.2 m). It was assembled from prefabricated concrete elements. [...]
German Television Broadcasting One of the most important weapons in the propaganda struggle of the systems of East and West was without doubt television. The first public television broadcasts [...]