A Sunday outing that was not to be
Each time Ursula Rahn visits the Brandenburg Gate, it brings back memories of her personal story 50 years ago. On 13 August 1961 she has organised a Sunday outing. That morning Ursula and her friend meet in front of the Brandenburg Gate, planning to go for a cycle ride.
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.
Berlin, Warschauer Brücke
Berlin, Brandenburger Tor