Photo Gallery Childhood Memories Documented in Ruins

When photographer Sarah Schönfeld returned to Lichtenberg, the eastern Berlin neighborhood where she grew up in East Germany eight years ago, she was shocked to find it disappearing. The playgrounds were gone, schools lay in disrepair and swimming pools were crumbling away. Fascinated, she began to document the decline in photos.
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Foto: Sarah Schönfeld
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Foto: Sarah Schönfeld
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Foto: Kathrin Krottenthaler