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The black marketeers of Bahnhof Zoo

from 24.03.2009

Looking at "historical moments" renders everything else invisible. The brilliant light radiating from such moments blinds or at least desensitises us to other things that may have happened. One need only look in the newspapers from 1988 and 1989, or leaf through notebooks from the time, to realise just how reductive ...

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