The accidental beekeeper
In 1961 Jürgen Raddatz from Heinersdorf in East Berlin is an adventurous young man who has big plans for his life with his girlfriend Ruth. Becoming a beekeeper was not one of them. However, his fate changes when the Wall goes up on 13 August.
In 2011, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wall going up, the rbb interviewed Berliners to find out what the division of the city meant to them. The Wall had a profound impact on the way each person went about their daily lives - no matter what side they found themselves on. Overnight people were cut off from their friends and relatives, from their offices, factories and schools, and from places where they enjoyed spending their leisure time. The division of the city tore families apart, ruptured biographies and claimed many lives.