The revolution in the winter and spring of 1918/19 decided in the streets of the imperial capital Berlin. On November 9, 1918, Berliners celebrated the Emperor's abdication with demonstrations in front of the Reichstag and the Schloss. In January 1919, the barricades of the Spartacists against the advancing government troops were erected in the newspaper district. The Frankfurter Allee moved across the Frankfurter Allee after the end of the fighting large funeral church to the cemetery in Friedrichsfelde. It was always the press photographers who recorded the speakers in the crowd with their large plate cameras, the soldiers behind the machine guns, the parties' poster cars for the elections to the National Assembly, and the destroyed houses and devastated places. But at the same time, everyday life in the city continued, people visited the many cinemas with their expanding film offer, amused themselves in revues and cabarets, danced two-step and foxtrot. The exhibition in the Museum of Photography shows a photographic history of the revolution in Berlin as well as a panorama of the entertainment culture of those months.
Held at the Museum für Fotografie / Helmut-Newton-Stiftung
Entry €10, concession €5
Einzug der Jäger-Division, Vorbeimarsch der Garde-Jäger vor General Arnold Lequis, links der Pressefotograf Walter Gircke mit seiner Kamera, 10./11.12.1918
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek – Photothek Willy Römer / Willy Römer
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