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Barker, Michelle

Summary: "Life in East Germany in the early 1980's is very hard for Lena following the death of her parents and the sudden disappearance and consequent erasure of her uncle's existence by the secret service police, the Stasi. Lena is determined to unearth what happened to her beloved uncle."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BAR

Linke, Dorit

Summary: Expelled from their secondary school in East Germany because of their rebellious attitudes, Hanna and Andreas plan to escape by swimming across the cold and choppy waters of the Baltic Sea in a harrowing twenty-five hour journey to freedom in West Germany. Hanna is an accomplished distance swimmer, Andreas is not, and the danger of being caught, drowning, or dying of exhaustion is very real--...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC LIN

Summary: East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, and her newfound attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BAR

Summary: In the summer of 1979, two East German families attempt the impossible. In a makeshift hot-air balloon, they risk their lives and fly towards West Germany with hopes of freedom and a better life. Unfortunately, the balloon crash-lands just before they reach the West German border and the Stasi soon discover evidence of the attempted escape. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF BAL

Meyer, Michael

Summary: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many still believe it was the words of President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! that brought the Cold War to an end. Meyer disagrees, and in this compelling account, explains why.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.0009 MEY

Krasner, Barbara

Summary: Engages readers with incredible stories of people who made daring escapes from war-torn East Germany. From the early 1960s to the late 1980s, thousands of people fled the communist regime in East Germany to the freedom of West Germany.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 943.1 KRA

Summary: It is a sweeping family saga of conflicting loyalties, betrayal, love and hope, set in 1980s East Berlin. Uwe Kockisch Hans Kupfer, is a Stasi officer whose youngest son, Martin, falls in love with the daughter of a dissident singer. Their love affair sets events into motion which affect both families over a turbulent decade. The Kupfers and the Hausmanns could hardly be more different.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WEI

Summary: In the aftermath of World War II, Susanne Wallner returns from a concentration camp to find that her Berlin apartment is occupied by Dr. Hans Mertens, a former officer in the German army who has been severely traumatized by the atrocities perpetrated by his superiors. The unlikely pair form a delicate friendship as they struggle to restore some normalcy to their hellishly bleak existence. By...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icestorm International in association with the University of Massachusetts, c1999. 1999

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MUR

Willner, Nina

Summary: "In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family--of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Forty Autumns makes visceral the pain and longing of one family forced to live...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B WILLNER

Merriman, Helena

Summary: In a book based on the podcast series, a broadcast journalist tells the unbelievable true story of 22-year-old Joachim Rudolph, who, in 1961, set out to build an escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall and was faced with many obstacles before freeing 29 people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.155 MER

Ruge, Eugen

Summary: An enthralling story of an East German family through the long years of communism and its aftermath, this novel flows both back and forth in time, creating a panoramic view of a family's saga and a country that has vanished into memory and history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUG

Summary: Set in the 1960's German Democratic Republic, a love triangle ensues when the new Party secretary and a beautiful engineer travel to a large construction site where a swaggering foreman rules, closely supported by his co-workers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TRA

Taylor, Fred

Summary: One morning in 1961, the residents of East Berlin found themselves cut off from family, friends and jobs in the West by a tangle of barbed wire that ruthlessly cut a city of four million in two. Within days the barbed wire became a 103-mile-long wall guarded by three hundred watchtowers. A physical manifestation of the Cold War that would stand for nearly thirty years, the Berlin Wall was the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2007

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Summary: It is a sweeping family saga of conflicting loyalties, betrayal, love and hope, set in 1980s East Berlin. Uwe Kockisch Hans Kupfer, is a Stasi officer whose youngest son, Martin, falls in love with the daughter of a dissident singer. Their love affair sets events into motion which affect both families over a turbulent decade. The Kupfers and the Hausmanns could hardly be more different.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WEI

Summary: Autumn, 1989. The Iron Curtain is falling, and the changing political climate takes its toll on the Kupfer family. Martin Kupfer tries to get his daughter back, with the aid of a West German reporter. His brother Falk belongs to a group of hardcore Stasi officers who are prepared to do anything to preserve Communist power. His father, Hans, opposes any movement that has the potential for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WEI

Summary: Tension continues between East and West Berlin

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1958

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Mohr, Tim

Summary: Tim Mohr brings us the secret history of punks in East Germany. Burning Down the Haus is a reclamation and an exaltation of youth culture and youthful idealism as not only an instigator for discourse, but as an actual catalyst for political upheaval - and radical, fierce, irrepressible change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dialogue Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.1 MOH

Summary: Following a near-death experience, a young woman flees her East German hometown and failed marriage to start over in Hanover. By chance she finds work with an ambitious and determined executive and enters a ruthless world of big business and cut-throat boardroom deals. But just as she seems poised to fully realize her ambitions, she finds herself haunted by truths from the past that threaten to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinema Guild 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN YEL

Grass, Günter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Funder, Anna.

Summary: "It's Berlin in the 1990s. A city split for forty years by the Wall is trying to knit itself back together - a city where former Stasi men and their victims now pass one another in the street, and where, just under the surface, the Nazi past now lies buried. When Anna Funder hears of ordinary people who resisted the fearsome Stasi - the Communist regime's secret police - she sets out to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Granta 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.155 FUN

Levy, Deborah

Summary: It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research; in exchange, he must publish a favorable essay about the German Democratic Republic. As a gift for his translator's sister, a Beatles fanatic who will be his host, Saul's girlfriend will shoot a photograph of him standing in the crosswalk on Abbey Road, an homage to the famous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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Nay, Jonas

Summary: During the Cold War, a 24-year-old East German soldier is chosen to go undercover as a West German soldier.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DEU

Barnett, Mac

Summary: Summoned by the Queen of England to save the world once again, trusty kid spy Mac B. navigates secret tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall to retrieve cheat codes from an adversarial scientist only to find himself trapped in East Germany.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

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Summary: Protests in East Berlin against Soviet rule

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1953

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