View on Public viewpoint on Potsdamerplatz. June 1973. This viewpoint was especially built by the WestBerlin government, to show th inhumanity of th mesurements of the east German Government of Erich Honecker.
Weekly exchange of the guards Exchange Always on Tuesdays. picture taken on October 20 1982 during my second journey to Berlin with pupils from the Rotterdam school of Adult Education.
East Berlin Frankfurter Allee in rushhour time… incredible(!): a queue of TheEast German car Brand “Trabant” in a queue! October 17 1986.
Picture of a billboard with a view on the Historical situation : Potsdamer Square before World War 2 in 1929. picture made in June 1973.
The Brandenburg Gate is and was always the symbol of Berlin. This picture made in June 1973. picture taken through the windowglass of a West-BelinCoach. behind the “Gate” a view on the 275 m. high TV-tower, still a famous touritic attractionpoint in East Berlin.
Soldier of the National Peoples Army of the GDR in Front of the “New Guard”. October 20, 1981, during my second journey with pupils of the Rotterdam school for Adult Education. Every Tuesday, these soldiers were exchanged by a new group of Guards in a military Parade. of soldiers of the Eat German’s People’s Army, prooving that this was a real Prussian Tradition. but some older people , who have still memories to the occupation of the Netherlands by the Germans during World War Two are surely getting bad feelings by seeing this german Parade
River Spree is passing Zone Border between East (to the left) and West (to the right) Berlin . October 20 1981.
View on famous Brandenburg Gate, from West to East Berlin. People going on this picture are walking in West Berlin. Picture taken October 18 1986.
View on East Berlin from viewpoint Potsdamer Square. Some new buildings came in in East Berlin. Picture taken by Julius Roentgen on October 19, 1984.
View on Potsdamer Square, not much has changed since 1984… picture taken in B erlin West on October 18, 1986.
Billboard with history of Potsdamer Place during the histoty in the twentieth Century. Picture taken in West Berlin on October 19 1982.
Checkpoint Charlie from West Berlin to East Berlin.. Entrance for western Allies and western tourists in the old form before the renewal of this entrance in 1985.
Changing of the Guards a weekly spectacle in the Eighties. picture taken on October 20, 1982.
- Changing of the Guards a weekly spectacle in the Eighties. picture taken on October 20, 1982. This was in fact an old Prussion tradition, even in the late days of the GDR-regime discussed by the leaders of the GDR.
Brandenburg Gate, this picture is in fact a forbidden picture. It was not allowed to take pictures of the Berlin wall, showing behind the Gate from thEast part of Berlin to the West Part. this picture taken October 20 1982.
In my old homepage I had a special page dedicated to the Berlin Wall and the Struggle for Freedom of the German People to become a free independent nation, as a member in the European Community of States. With the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 1989 this struggle became successfull. the withdrawal of the troops of the Soviet Union in the years to follow and the treaty of Sepyember 12, 1990 made an end to the Second World War. on October 3. (now the National Celebration day) was the start of full free travel, within the German Federal Republic. Now after 13 years we can see the good effects of these events in th Eighties of the last Century. All pictures are copies of colorslides of Julius Roentgen.
page first published in this form on January 1 2015 and reviewed January 2, 2015. Big differences between West and East. Many people waged their lives by their escapes from that abject Regime. With my Dutch pupils from Rotterdam I made in the years between 1980 and 1990, journeys to show them the circumstances People had to live in Eastern and Western Germany at that time. Last revision of this page January 25., 2015. all pictures are copyrighted, Julius Roentgen 1973/1990/2015.
The famous Brandenburg Gate from East to West Berlin in the Evening. Picture taken on October 16 1986 during a promenade with pupils from Alexander Square to the Brandenburg Gate. it was forbidden, to take pictures from the East side of the Berlin Wall. picture taken by Julius Roentgen
The famous Brandenburg Gate from East to West Berlin in the Evening. Picture taken on October 16 1986 during a promenade with pupils from Alexander Square to the Brandenburg Gate. also a forbidden picture.
In the years of its existence parts of the Berlin Wall, which were standing at the Western Side became a beloved place to give knowledge of political protest against the Politicians of the GDR. this a part of the Wall near the Viewpoint at Potsdamer Square. picture taken by Julius Roentgen on October 18 1986 during my third journey with pupils of two Rotterdam schools for Adult Education, preparing for University and Higher Vocational Education.
Berlin Wall behind Former Parliament Building. Picture taken from the West to Eastern Berlin in October 19881.
Frankfurter Allee. the architecture is typical for the the architecture in “socialist”countries in the Fifties of the last Century.October 17, 1986.
Brandenburg Gate Picture taken with Telelens in October 1981. Yhis picture is also a forbidden picture. It was in East Berlin not allowed to take pictures of the Berlin Wall. In the background the “Siegesssaeule” in West Berlin is shown. This picture taken on October 20 1982. by Julius Roentgen.
Glienicker Bruecke/ Bridge of Glienicke near Potsdam. June 1973. On this bridge Eastern and Western Allies exchanged their spys during the so called “Cold War”. Last Update of this page on January 23, 2015.
the same street in Berlin West: Quickbornerstrasse. Picture taken in June 1973.
Picture taken from a viewpoint in Berlin West. in June 1973 to a street with the end of an EastBerlin Tramway.