Berlin: Geteilte Stadt: Zeitgeschichten

Buddenberg, Susanne and Thomas Henseler. Berlin: Geteilte Stadt: Zeitgeschichten. avant, 2012.

ISBN-13: 978-3939080701

Berlin: Geteilte Stadt contains five true stories about life in Berlin and around the Berlin wall. The artists present in comic form the stories of five individuals or families whose personal lives were influenced by politics and the presence of the Berlin Wall.

The stories: “Wie der Mauerbau fast mein Abitur verhindert hätte,” “Das Krankenhaus an der Mauer,” “Mit der Seilbahn über die Mauer,” “Die andere Seite,” “Mein 18. Geburtstag.”

Sample Text: First page “Wie der Mauerbau..:” “Regina Zywietz (19). Die Ost-Berlinerin geht eigentlich im Westen zur Schule und steht kurz vor ihrem Abitur. Doch seit 4 Tagen sind die Grenzen dicht. Treffen mit meinen Lehrern, die mir zur Flucht nach West-Berlin verhelfen wollen.

Another valuable added feature is the addition of historical explanations and the melding of graphic art and other forms of media, such as print media in the form of a newspaper page from August 1, 1965.

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Sample Page That Provides Additional Historical Details

Sample Page That Provides Additional Historical Details

Sample of the juxtaposition of authentic print media and comic art.

Sample of the juxtaposition of authentic print media and comic art.

Combination of real art within the medium of comic art.

Combination of real art within the medium of comic art.

 

 

 

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