Saturday, November 08, 2014
By Brian Wise
Friday, November 07, 2014
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Fifty years after the Berlin Wall was erected, a historic opera performance from West Berlin is released on DVD. Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti examines this recording against its cultural, political and operatic climate.
Friday, September 02, 2011
By Andy Lanset : Director of Archives, New York Public Radio
In this 1965 Overseas Press Club Luncheon, Hallie Burnett, novelist and publisher, describes her experience in Berlin in August, 1961. On assignment for Reader’s Digest, Burnett was charged with reporting on the conditions of the East German refugees, who were “coming over at that time at about 2,000 a night.” Amidst a quiet week, she describes the night of August 13 when the foundations for the Berlin wall were laid. She describes standing among Berliners at the Brandenburg Gate, who were so shocked they had not yet found their voices to protest.