🎧 How Punk Brought Down the Berlin Wall with Tim Mohr
🎧 Dan Snow's History Hit • 24m
Dan chats to Tim Mohr, a Club DJ turned writer, who has a very different story of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tim talks about East German punks, who opposed the oppressive DDR government with their music and their actions, and describes how many of them were arrested because what they stood for was totally antithetical to the government regime. Producer: Peter Curry
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