1. bookVolume 115 (2018): Issue 2 (February 2018)
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Political Aspects of Tempelhof Field

Published Online: 21 May 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 115 (2018) - Issue 2 (February 2018)
Page range: 27 - 44
Received: 11 Jan 2018
Journal Details
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20 May 2020
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1 time per year

Tempelhof Field, one of the most interesting parks in the ever-changing city of Berlin, is not only an attractive, green, open space, but also an example of complex history entangled with the present political conflicts. Formerly, a symbol of Nazi megalomania, a forgotten site of terror, a witness of the heroic Berlin Airlift, an unprecedented example of a modern civil protest against rapid development and recently serving as the biggest refugee camp in Germany – Tempelhof continuously stirs controversy. In an attempt to understand the intricate situation and provide new solutions, the article presents the forgotten history of Tempelhof as well as analyses its significance for the city of Berlin.


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