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BER Airport - the Fiasco Flughafen

Look Inside: Behind The Scenes at BER

Mired in controversy, Berlin’s International Airport remains unfinished, more than five years after its planned opening. An absurd saga complete with malpractice, staggering incompetence, bribery, whistleblowing and organisational myopia. We’ve gathered this photo gallery from a recent behind the scenes private guided tour of Berlin’s most problematic building site – the fiasco Flughafen.

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Days of Jewish Culture - Berlin Experiences

Berlin’s Days of Jewish Culture

Although the first jewish grave in this region dates from 1244 in nearby Spandau (embedded in the wall of the Citadel), the first mention of jews in Berlin’s city documents is in an ordinance enacted on October 28th 1295 forbidding wool merchants from selling yarn to jews.

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