In the Shadow of the Wall

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Herbert Neumann and his wife were confused when the German Democratic Republic (GDR) began the construction of a wall in 1961 in East Berlin, a mere five feet from their apartment front door. For the next thirty years, the Neumanns lived in the dark shadow of the wall as their street became known as the “death strip.” Although photography of the wall was strictly forbidden, Herbert Neumann secretly documented the fortification of his street from his bathroom window and developed the film in his bathtub. Here's the story: http://compasscultura.com/shadow-of-the-wall/

 The Wall stood a mere 1.5 meters from the Neumann's front door. Photo taken ca. 1989. 

The Wall stood a mere 1.5 meters from the Neumann's front door. Photo taken ca. 1989.