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CLIP 10382

A Christmas truce for Berliners (pt 2/2)

A Christmas truce for Berliners (pt 2/2)
Key Info
  • A Christmas truce for Berliners (pt 2/2)
  • Duration: 02:41
  • A son describes how it felt to see his mother again after two years. He was shocked that he was allowed to go as he had previously been denied entry, even though his mother was seriously ill, and he describes it as a 'very good Christmas present, the best'. First broadcast on 31 December 1963 and published as part of BBC Archive Collections: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Germany from 1946

  • Keywords: truce, east Germany, west Germany, Christmas 1963, permission, permits, passes, hope, stories
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask pupils to describe their Christmas. How is it different to those in Berlin? If they were going to East Germany, what would they take and why? For more information, please see:
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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