Berlin Documentary

Wednesday, September 02, 1953

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

A production of RIAS, Radio in American Sector, Berlin, features an American reporter and actuality of the events in Berlin of June 16 and 17 , 1953, also features man on the steet interviews.

Rundown: Transcribed from disc label:

Side 1.
Introduction by Mayor Ernst Reuter.
Workers walkout, June 16.
Street Interviews, June 17th.
Soviet tanks in East Berlin.
Red Flag pulled down.
Martial Law proclaimed.
Guns of the People's Police.

Side 2:
Scapegoat Willi Goettling is murdered.
Interview with the Goettling family.
Descriptive interviews on uprising.
Uprising spreads through East Germany.
Mass funeral for victims. Mayor Ernst Reuter.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 24793

Produced by:

T. K. Brown


Ernst Reuter


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