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Hoffnung - Fünfmal am Tag. Beobachtungen auf einem deutschen Bahnhof

Hope Comes Five Times a Day. Observations at a German Train Station

Electric locomotives in the West, steam locomotives in the East. This report from Bebra uses “observations at a German train station” to illustrate the division of Germany. This was the terminus of the “interzone trains” that carried East German pensioners to visit relatives in the West. While the widening gulf between family members is noticeable, the residents of Bebra have made their peace with the division, not least of all because some of them profit from it financially.

Germany (Federal Republic from 1949) 1966, 30 min


Hans-Dieter Grabe