Berlin : Civil disturbances and unrest in Berlin, including details of the shooting of a Soviet sentry at the Soviet War Memorial in West Berlin, 7 November 1970 (FCO33-1521).

Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • German
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2019.
  • London : Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1971.
Description
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF

Details

Subject(s)
Series
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FCO33: Foreign Office, Western Department and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Western European Department: Registered Files (R and WR Series) ; FCO33-1521. [More in this series]
  • FCO33 : Foreign Office, Western Department and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Western European Department: Registered Files (R and WR Series) ; FCO33-1521
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1967-1975: Module 3
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file containing documents concerning civil disturbances and unrest in Berlin. The file includes a discussion of the case of Ekkehard Weil, a West German neo-Nazi who shot a guard at a Soviet war memorial in West Berlin -- notes on the police investigation following the shooting -- notes on the trial of Weil and the defence prepared by his attorney -- comments on Soviet press coverage of the Weil case -- and a discussion of the political implications of the case for Soviet-West German relations. Other documents in the file include an account of an incident in which a West German citizen was arrested for trespassing in a Soviet guardhouse in Berlin -- a letter about strikes at Berlin universities -- a report that a tunnel has been discovered under the Berlin Wall in the French sector of Berlin -- and charts and graphs of attempted crossings into West Berlin by East German refugees.
Notes
  • File date: 1971.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 2002.
  • File was closed until January 1, 2002, under the Public Records Act 1958.
  • Title from Cold War Eastern Europe Module III.
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