Border stories at the Palace of Tears in Berlin

By JC, Germany, May 2012

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In central Berlin, next to busy Friedrichstrasse station and overlooking the River Spree, is a single-story Modernist building. Its sloping roof, wide doorways and soaring windows seem to suggest post-war optimism and transparency, but the building’s original purpose couldn’t be further removed from those qualities.

The building dates from 1961, the same year the Berlin Wall was built, and it essentially forms part of the same barrier.

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