das bethanien - READ ON:

the bethanien was a former hospital in the urban district kreuzberg. in the year 1970 the hospital was closed and the building should have been pulled down what was prevented by the people of the district and then the building became a listed building. it got famous in germany when a part of the building - which was completely empty at that time - was occupied by people who from that moment on lived there. they gave the building the name "georg-von-rauch-haus" - georg von rauch was a guy living as city-guerilla in berlin and who was shot by the police. the famous german band "ton steine scherben" wrote a song about the building and the police and the city governemnt who wanted the people to leave the building: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgKncnjKefo
today it´s an artist-factory and there is a restaurant and still a part of the building is occupied.

7 Kommentare

  1. marcel2cv
    marcel2cv ·

    Jau, danke. :D Ohrwurm des Tages: Der Rauch-Haus-Song...

  2. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Ich war früher oft im New Yorck (also dem noch besetzten Teil), zu Parties, Workshops, Aktionen, etc. Habe auch selbst zwei Workshops (mit) veranstaltet. War immer schön. Alte Zeiten :)

  3. meryl
    meryl ·

    Nice album.

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    magnificent album!

  5. kleeblatt
    kleeblatt ·

    toll !

  6. lilithmoon
    lilithmoon ·

    Wow! Gorgeous!

  7. moodification
    moodification ·

    Ganz tolles Album mit grandios komponierten Fotos!

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