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Berlin, August 2011: People commemorate the 50th
anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall at various
occasions. Not only had the Wall divided the city into East and West
for 28 years, it also divided families, couples and friends. Hundreds
of people had been killed at or because of the Wall. Still today there
is disagreement upon their exact number. At the same time, the memory
of this »building of death« is already fading.
Berlin has completely changed after the Wall came down. Being a native
West Berliner, people more and more often say to me: Right,
you’ve still witnessed that time. It seems to me as if it was
That’s how the idea to this comic was born. By creating it, I
want to try to process my own memories of the city surrounded by a wall
and the time of German reunification, thus awakening understanding for
that time among all those who only got to know Berlin after the Wall
had come down.
»Sonderkommission GTN - The weakest go
walls« is a crime story set during the last years of the
separation of Germany. Although the main part of the working time is
dedicated to researching background information, this is not a
scientific work. The plot is merely fictitious. Mistakes in displaying
the circumstances at the time may occur as this project is neither
commercially orientated nor is it officially funded.
However, I am glad about every hint or comment which helps me to avoid
future mistakes. You can find my e-mail address in the left column.
Roman Gerhardt was born in Berlin in 1980. He
different film projects between 1996 and 2006. At the same time, the
first comics and parts of novels were created. In 2002, he
started to dedicate himself mainly to photography. He did an
apprenticeship in graphic design and then studied museology. Ever since
Roman Gerhardt primarily works in the fields of media conception and
exhibition planning. He is the creative head of Kailuweit