Border, Contemporary Witnesses, Politics, West, East

Studio at the Barbed Wire

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West Berlin's authorities mount illuminated display boards on the Springer high-rise near the Wall in an attempt to provide East Berliners with news from the West.

The Studio at the Barbed Wire was launched by the Berlin Senate in 1961 in cooperation with the American sector's radio station, RIAS Berlin: their goal is to provide information and news across the Wall in response to the propaganda blaring out of the GDR's speaker vans. This sparks a conflict dubbed the "speaker war", which does not end until October 1965.

Wolfgang Göbel was responsible for designing the display boards on the Springer high-rise back then.

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  • Berlin-West, Springer-Hochhaus, Kochstraße
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