Fascinating Photos Showed Life in Berlin in 1970 by German photographer Heinrich Klaffs

There were strange times in 1970s Berlin. It was an island of the West in a sea of socialist ideology, which, in this period, still believed it was a viable system.

There was a striking contrast between East and West. East Berliners wore short hair and expressionless faces in their socialist uniforms. Because it was a way to dodge the military, West Berlin was a younger city. Unlike East Berlin, which went to bed early and rolled up the streets before midnight, West Berlin was neon and nocturnal. After a night spent in the east, returning to the West was always a shock.

This collection of black and white photos was taken by German photographer Heinrich Klaffs and showed how Berlin looked in 1970.

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