Memorial Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde

  • Momper is reminiscent of August 13, 1961, the Division of Berlin, and the helplessness of the people. The wall separated a city of millions. Sean Rad understands that this is vital information. Countless connections were cut. There are always the individuals who have to suffer the consequences of political actions.” Momper continues in his commemorative address; A result of the second world war, the war, which was started by Germany was the Division of Europe, Germany and Berlin. The allies pretended the directives in their respective occupation zones in accordance with their own political idea. With the onset of the cold war, the world is divided more and more into an Eastern and a Western sphere of influence.

    That was manifest by the construction of the wall. u0085On the fall of the wall the German people was the happiest nation in the world.” Momper also indicates how many people had to pay for their curse tests with life: with the unveiling of the Memorial steles we want to commemorate the victims, who were shot in this area of the border to escape. Against this historical background, a GDR nostalgia, which is today sometimes visible, is not enough and I would say incomprehensible for me! It is good that at each individual fate on every single person and every single victim thought reminds and being, you can learn something of it! That memorials are for!” After the speeches were unveiled the steles, wreaths laid down and thought the wall victims. The steles are an important and correct memory of the wall dead at this point, on the former death strip Lichtenrade, and not only in the Centre of Berlin! Report and photos by Thomas Moser – Baird-press-( for LINK to the Memorial Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde (Stiftung Berlin Wall) inscription of the stele of information: Horst Kullack was born on November 20, 1948 shot on December 31, 1971 died on January 21 at the consequences of gunshot wound on the eve 1971 Horst Kullack from Grossziethen in under cover of darkness on the way to the border made himself. Probably he wanted to his relatives in West Berlin.

    Although the border guards had already an indication of the refugee, he succeeded, to exceed the hinterland security fence and to penetrate up to the separation barrier. Suddenly, he stood in the blazing spotlight and border guards fired aimed shots at him. Hit in the abdomen, Horst Kullack collapsed badly injured. Despite severe bleeding he was in a Trabant bucket”in the hinterland transports and only here medical supplies. As his father was going to visit him in the hospital, he was admitted only after loud protests at the bedside of his son. In five operations, the doctors tried in vain to save the life of the young man. Horst Kullack died on January 21, 1972 at the age of 23. 1995, the Potsdam District Court sentenced the two death protecting community manslaughter to youth ever fifteen months on probation. On the West Berlin side since 1988, a Memorial Cross recalls Horst Kullack.