Die Schwäne vom Schlachthof

Die Schwäne vom Schlachthof


The play by Hakan Savaş Mican, which premiered at Ballhaus Naunynstraße in November 2009, takes a look at aspects of the history of divided Berlin that have not received much attention to this day. A piece about inner and outer borders has been created from interviews, in which German-German and German-Turkish history is told from a post-migrant perspective. The play Die Schwäne vom Schlachthof tells the story of the drowned children who fell victim to the shared irresponsibility of East and West Berlin and is a search for lost memories of a bygone time when the borders and walls through Berlin were still made of visible concrete.

With photos by Steffen Osterkamp (1939–1996)

Venue: East Side Gallery

Photo: © Claas Osterkamp



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