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Photographies d'un pays disparu

Thomas Hoepker

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Divided Germany

Two years after Berlin had been divided by a wall into an eastern and a western part, Kristall magazine sent Hoepker to document how the citizens of West Berlin, especially the children, had adjusted to living in the shadow of the wall. In an effort to improve relations between East and West Germany, Willy Brandt later arranged an exchange of journalists. Hoepker's wife was among those allowed into East Germany and he was able to go with her. Touring the region for the first time since it had come under the control of a dictatorial regime, Hoepker was stunned by what he saw.
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