|Downtown Hof/Saale 25 years ago this 2nd week of November!
Thousands of Trabies from the Ostzone
drive into Hof after the Wall falls!
Via Jerry Middendorf
The photo below was taken on
Bernauerstrasse in the French Sector of
Berlin, in 1966, from an observation
post built by the French, looking into the
East Zone before the wall was
It was a truly ugly place.
Photo by Jerry Mangas
|The upper floors of the building fronts
have been removed. The top of the
remaining walls were covered with
broken glass to deter climbing. Two
Grepos with AK's are visible walking
away and there is a dog run out of sight
to the left. The area to the right of the
"wall" out to the curb was actually East
Zone territory but the West Berliners
placed memorials wrapped in barbed
wire all along the Wall to remember the
many victims of Communist terror.
This area was also a prime escape tunnel
area since the sub-soil of this part of
Berlin was perfect for tunneling.