Clive Freeman
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/ 9 January 2008

Berlin enjoys record year for tourism

Ever since the city’s dramatic reunification in late 1989, Berlin has enjoyed a boom in tourism, with figures surging upwards every year. More than 17-million people visited Berlin in 2007 — eight million more than in the first year after the fall of the Berlin Wall in late 1989 — proving the old-new German capital is now one of Europe’s most magnetic and exciting destinations.

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/ 26 December 2005

Jewish survivor makes peace with Berlin

It was July 2 1938, start of the school summer holidays, and Erwin Goldberg, a 24-year-old teacher, was cheerful as he strode home. His mood changed minutes later. In his post box was a letter from the Berlin police president’s office on the Alexander Platz. It informed him he was to be taken into custody and had to ”leave the country within 24 hours”.