Marienfelde refugee transit camp
Hundreds of thousands of refugees leave the GDR. By 1960, 2.97 million people have already left East Germany. Marienfelde refugee transit camp in West Berlin is often their first port of call.
Ursula Hagemann worked as a nurse at the camp and talks about her experiences there in 1961. She remembers how many a refugee from ""the other side"" was disappointed by the camp's simple facilities and cramped conditions.
After the Wall is built, the flood of refugees dries up. There will not be another influx from the East until the mid 1980s.
Berlin-West, Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde