Photo Gallery: The Birth of Modern Berlin
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Photo Gallery: The Birth of Modern Berlin

Teenage Angst Berlin's Turn of the Century Growing Pains

Prior to 1870, visitors to Berlin found themselves confronted with little more than a swampy backwater. As the turn of the century approached, however, the city underwent vast and rapid change, becoming one of Europe's most modern metropolises by 1914. But along with industry and infrastructure, the changes also brought poverty and pestilence.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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