Berlin Wall tour with former political prisoner
„As a child and as a young man, I only knew life with a wall, life behind a wall“, Juritza explains to the tourists who want to know more about the wall, off the beaten path, away from the tourist hype at Checkpoint Charlie. At Bernauer Strasse the traces of the former wall are still visible but often overlooked. Cliewe Juritza knows them all. He walks through the grass. „Here you can see the remains of the footings of the wall.“ „Over there, that is where the first fence stood“. „The Wall was not just a wall – it was a system of walls, fences and barricades.“
The way down the Bernauer Strasse on tour with Cliewe Juritza is not only a geography lesson about the cold war but a time travel back to 1945 until today.
As one of the few people who lived on both sides of the Berlin Wall, Juritza explains what living behind the Wall meant to people in East and West .
The tour “When the Berlin Wall was no monument but real” starts on october 24 at 1 p.m. at tram station Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark (M10). Costs are 15 EUR per person. No registration is necessary. Rain gear and sturdy shoes recommended.
I know three Berlin realities: East, West and the reunited Berlin. I was born in 1966 in the eastern part of Berlin, grew up and went to school in Prenzlauer Berg. After several fruitless attempts to escape from the GDR, I was imprisoned in 1984 and sentenced to twelve month in prison. After ten month in jail I was bought free from the Federal Republic of Germany and released from the GDR. During my study of political sciences in West-Berlin, I experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall in the fall of 1989. Until the mid 1990ies I worked for the Berlin Senate of Urban Development and organised architectural invitations to tender, e.g. the competition of the chancellery and the federal presidents' office. I worked as a free lance journalist and in the press department of McDonald's Germany. Since January 2007 I am a tour guide in Berlin.
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