Darueber - Life on the Other Side

Americans and British residents of West Berlin occasionally heard news of their fellow citizens who lived on the other side of the Berlin Wall. In 1971, a small news article reported the death of classical singer Aubrey Pankey. His life provides a look at what Berliners called "Darueber" -- "the other side of the Wall."

Americans Paul Robeson and Aubrey Pankey admire birthday cake for Robeson in East Berlin. [The 1960 photo below is from the archives of the Akademie der Kuenste in Berlin. It may not be reproduced beyond this website or student purposes without their permission.]

 Midpoint of the Cold War

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