Berlin: GDR witness tour in small group

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Hear about the GDR first hand on a moving small group tour conducted by a former political prisoner.

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  • Discover the reality of life in the GDR with Karl-Heinz Richter
  • Listen to the harrowing stories about everyday life and his planned escape to the west
  • Find out more about his imprisonment in the Stasi prison in Berlin and the Stasi interrogation methods


Learn about the reality of life in East Germany in the company of a contemporary witness and Stasi victim. Meet Karl-Heinz Richter, born in Schwarzheide in Brandenburg in 1946 and who grew up with his family in East Berlin. Three years after the Wall was built, he planned to flee to the west and tried to jump on a moving train at Friedrichstrasse station. The escape failed and 'Kalle' Richter spent several months in inhumane conditions in pre-trial detention in the Stasi prison in Berlin-Pankow. Experience GDR escape history first hand as Richter describes to you his attempts to leave, and reveals the truth about everyday life in East Germany. Hear moving stories of his experience as a political prisoner, and the influence of the Stasi throughout East German society.


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