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Jan
15

Reading Berlin

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Each time I am in Berlin I like to read local. In this case the book had been purchased at Hatchard’s in London, but that’s it, I like to schlepp books across Europe. If I have not a book when approaching public transport I feel naked. Kindle-free zone, yes.

“The Good German” is set in Berlin just after its liberation. “Leaving Berlin” takes place a few years after, in 1948. The plot is even more tangled. And as I read, I know all the streets, the corners, the bridges. What I did not expect, is that a key tun of the story takes place exactly in our Kiez…close to home. Are you curious to check that out? Spoiler!

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Yes! It’s the RIAS, Radio in Amerikanisches Sektor.

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But wait…also the other book set in Berlin book I am reading now had something to do with Schoeneberg!


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