By Oliver Ohmann
Berlin was already a world metropolis 111 years ago – and the BZ right in the middle of it. The new episode of our history podcast BLICK BACK tells how and what our colleagues from the imperial era reported.
A shellac record rolls on the gramophone, thick cigar smoke hangs in the air, editors hack on the keys of their typewriters.
The “BZ am Mittag” works around the clock at Ullstein in the old newspaper district. In 1912, cable news came across the pond: “Titanic sank!” Even days later, the catastrophe was the talk of the town.
The shipwreck in the North Atlantic was the world news of 1912. But what else was on the Berliners’ minds in everyday life?
In fact – then as now – it wasn’t just the big events. It was the criminal cases and the gossip, local politics and sports.
In the new History Podcast we would like to take you on an audio journey to Berlin during the Imperial Era.
A LOOK BACK was created from many original articles from the BZ in 1912. Have a listen!