Rubbish from the West in the East
During the time the Wall split East from West, rubbish became a lucrative business: Between 1974 and 1994 five million tonnes of rubbish from West Berlin ended up at Schöneiche landfill site in the GDR.
The border in Berlin ran for a total of 155 kilometres; the section stretching around the outer edge of West Berlin (separating the city from Brandenburg in East Germany) measured 112 kilometres. This film looks at how people living in Brandenburg experienced the Wall going up and what it was like to live in its shadow.
Schöneiche bei Zossen