People with a strong Berlin connection - B

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  • Josephine Baker
  • Ernst Barlach
  • Auguste Bebel
  • Reinhold Begas Neptune Fountain, Siegesallee
  • Peter Behrens
  • Gottfried Benn Expressionsist poet and doctor. In 1914, he began to practise as a doctor in Berlin. Gottfried Benn
  • Besarin First military commander of Berlin 1945.
  • Wolf Biermann, singer, born in Hamburg, son of a dock-worker who had perished in Auschwitz for his socialist ideas. He moved to the DDR in 1953. Worked for two years with the Berliner Ensemble, before forming his own Berliner Arbeiter- und Studententheater, which was officially disapproved of. A temporary ban on performing was issued in 1962, followed by a permanent ban in 1965. He continued to live in East Berlin until, in 1976, after touring West Germany, he was refused re-entry to East Germany. Continued as a socialist singer, based in Hamburg. Wolf Biermann
  • Wilhelm von Bode Director of the royal museums 1866-1920. Renamed KF museum in his favor.
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Max Born In 1914 Born was offered a chair at Berlin where he became a colleague of Planck. In 1919 he moved to Frankfurt
  • August Borsig
  • Gustav Böss Mayor from 20 /1/21 to 7/11/29
  • Willi Brandt Born Lübeck. Came to Berlin in 1958. Mayor of Berlin. During the 60s, abuse was directed at him from Adenauer and other right-wingers because he had left the country because of the Nazis, and because of his illegitimate birth. Willi Brandt
  • Bertolt Brecht Born in Augsburg. Arrived 21 February 1920 but left on 13 March 1920 after the Kapp Putsch. Came again on 20 October 1924 and left 28 February 1933, the day after the Reichstag fire. Returned after the war, in Jan 1949 and created the Berliner Ensemble.
  • Clemens Bretano came from Heidelberg in 1810

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