Special Broadcasts on Travel Permit Issues
Haug / Wetzel
To agree to disagree was the formula that allowed East Berliners to visit their relatives in the other part of the city for a couple of days in 1963/64. The RIAS set up a hotline. Winter 1963-1964, 18 months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Ideological slanging matches, all contact cut, alienation. An experimental agreement was arrived at in Berlin: to agree to disagree. For 18 days residents of the Western side are allowed into the East. The system changes daily. A broadcaster accompanies the process, a telephone line is...