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The black market in Berlin 1948/49

Survival in West Berlin during the blockade was not ensured by the airlift alone. People also used other supply routes. The black market played an important role here.

In his book, Walther Grunwald describes the risks, fears and self-image of black marketeers from the perspective of a contemporary witness. The historian Malte Zierenberg sheds new light on this type of illegal barter from a cultural, everyday and economic history perspective.

The event is the third in the “THFxLUFTBRÜCKE” program of the Bundeswehr Military History Museum Berlin-Gatow Airfield, the Berlin-Karlshorst Museum and the Allied Museum – on the occasion of the open air exhibition “Blocked Winners – Divided Berlin. 75 Years of the Airlift” as part of the “THFxHISTORY” series by Tempelhof Projekt GmbH.

All events take place free of charge in the CHECK-IN visitor center in the former airport building.

(Program in German)
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