Jan Mohnhaupt

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Jan Mohnhaupt

Jan Mohnhaupt was born in 1983 in the Ruhr. He is a freelance journalist and author for various magazines and newspapers such as Spiegel Online, 11Freunde and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. For several years he has regularly reported on the two Berlin zoos in the Tagesspiegel. For this book, he visited zoos from Thale to Chemnitz, mucked out enclosures and scoured archives for a whole year - and even found a former zookeeper at Berlin Zoo who secretly preferred East Berlin’s Friedrichsfelde. Twitter: @JanMohnhaupt

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The Zoo on the Other Side

The Zoo on the Other Side

When the Cold War was at its peak at the beginning of the sixties, the arms race in divided Berlin took on bizarre forms: the West Berlin Zoo director Heinz-Georg Klös asked the mayor, Willy ...


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Jan Mohnhaupt: "Der Zoo der Anderen. Als die Stasi ihr Herz für Brillenbären entdeckte & Helmut Schmidt mit Pandas nachrüstete." | Zur Veranstaltungs-Website

Stasi-Zentrale. Campus für Demokratie „Haus 22“,
Ruschestraße 103,
10365 Berlin

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