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Berlin: The Spatial Structure of a Divided City by Dorothy Elkins, T. H. Elkins, B. Hofmeister

By Dorothy Elkins, T. H. Elkins, B. Hofmeister

This anniversary research offers a readable, informative account of the advance and present constitution of Berlin

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Some entered other self-employed occupations in the fields of medicine, the law, and the arts. It was not until 1850 that the Jews received at least formal equality before the law, and not until the foundation of the Reich of 1871 could they become civil servants. The early years of the Second Reich saw a rapid rise of the Berlin Jewish population, from about 47, 000 in 1871 to 151,000 in 1910. By the fateful year 1933 the population acknowledging Jewish faith in Berlin was to rise to 160,000, a third of the total for Germany, but the population of Jewish descent was probably at least 250, 000.

In any event, the occupation arrangements were temporary, pending a peace treaty with a unified Germany that could not be far distant in time. The matter of access was, indeed, raised at military level just before the forces of the western Allies moved into Berlin, but the Soviet commander-in-chief, Marshal Zhukov, was willing to offer only a verbal agreement to the use of a single land route, the Helmstedt-Berlin autobahn and one air corridor Berlin-Magdeburg (diverging then to Hanover and Frankfurt), and this only as a privilege, not as a right (Smith 1963).

Source: Hofmeister (1975a), with later additions. 87,810 88,370 88,994 88,308 48,008 40,300 88,308 48,008 40,300 88,308 the formation in 1929 of a regional-planning association, Landesplanungsverband Brandenburg-Mitte (from 1937 to 1945 absorbed into Landesplanungsgemeinschaft Brandenburg) (Pfannschmidt 1971; Engeli 1986). The new Greater Berlin continued to be administered as a unified city by the Magistrat (city council) installed in the nineteenth-century city hall in the inner city. The Berlin bear, which had first appeared on the seal of the city in 1280, continued as the Greater Berlin symbol.

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