AEG goes bankrupt
For many years, subsidies have made the living in West Berlin easy. But now cuts are on the horizon, and in August 1982 electronics giant AEG-Telefunken files for bankruptcy. Some 11,000 jobs hang in the balance.
Erhard Bartels was among the AEG employees fearing for their livelihoods.
Karl Carstens, then president of West Germany, visits West Berlin as part of a nationwide tour. He comes face-to-face with the AEG employees’ predicament and promises to bring the issue up with the government on his return to Bonn.
AEG-Werk Brunnenstraße 111, 13355 Berlin