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Cliewe Juritza - he was a real guide with a real story - a former GDR political prisoner and his private guided tours in Berlin

Growing up in East-Berlin, Cliewe could not imagine, to spend his whole life in a fenced in country. He tried to escape from the GDR, was imprisoned and finally released to the Federal Republic of Germany. Today Germany is reunited and so is his hometown.

Cliewe died on 20 Dec 2016. You can still see and hear a glimpse of Cliewes story of his flight attempt, if you go to the web pages of the UNHCR. You'll find a google translated version here.

The highlight of his tour guide life was an interview in English language at Brandenburg Gate on 13 August 2016 (see right box).

Interview with Cliewe at Brandenburg Gate

In remembrance of the errection of the Berlin Wall 55 years ago, a demonstration"solidarity with the victims of the Wall" has take place at Brandenburg Gate on 13 August 2016.

Please find here the interview with Cliewe.

Cliewe is being interviewed by Michael Gisburg
Cliewe is being interviewed by Michael Gisburg

 

A real guide with a real story

Cliewe's application for release from GDR citizenship.

Cliewe in an article by Sue Chester about the 25th aniversary of the fall of the wall.

Read about Cliewe in time magazine or the Telegraph or read a report about a tour with Cliewe.

A film of Glenn Elis on Al Jazeera English. A documentation about the Stasi and the former Stasi prison Hohenschönhausen with interviews with former prisoners (e.g. Cliewe) and dissidents.