Western (W): General (W). Weekly Reviews of Events in Berlin


A file containing a series of weekly reports produced by the British Military Government in West Berlin on developments in West Berlin and East Germany between November and December 1960. The reports discuss the East German government's introduction of a decree restricting access to East Berlin by West German citizens; and the possibility of a new trade deal being agreed between the East German and West German governments. The reports also cover a crisis in the Berlin Senate's Department for Justice; and how there has been "considerable uneasiness" in the West Berlin press over the announcement that a meeting had taken place between members of the West German Ministry of Economics and the East German Ministry of Trade. Further reports comment on the signature of a number of international trade deals by the East German government; and the state of relations between East Germany and the Soviet Union.
india china agriculture trade cuba united kingdom france japan uruguay iraq algeria albania trade agreements united states of america guinea finland freedom of movement austria czechoslovakia denmark diplomatic relations economic growth economic planning international relations law burma productivity romania sweden travel restrictions united arab republic soviet union yugoslavia economic aid domestic politics economics and trade east germany judiciary west germany economic policies john f. kennedy diplomatic recognition financial agreements Anglo-East German relations diplomatic officials East German-Soviet relations Czechoslovak-East German relations Willy Brandt East German-West German relations colonial independence East German-Romanian relations West Berlin East German foreign policy West German press East German-Yugoslav relations East German government East Berlin Walter Ulbricht West German government East German politics East German-Finnish relations American-East German relations Austrian-East German relations East German-French relations East German-Japanese relations Chinese-East German relations Danish-East German relations Berlin border crossings East German-Indian relations Algerian-East German relations Burmese-East German relations East German-Iraqi relations East German-Swedish relations East German-Uruguayan relations Cuban-East German relations Otto Grotewohl Germany (East and West) Heinrich Rau Albanian-East German relations East German-United Arab Republic relations East German-Guinean relations
Collection ID
Albania Algeria Austria Burma China Cuba Czechoslovakia Denmark East Germany Finland France Guinea India Iraq Japan Romania Soviet Union Sweden United Arab Republic United Kingdom United States of America Uruguay West Germany Yugoslavia
Department Reference
Code W file 1013 (pp 51 to end)
Document Type
Reports Correspondence
File Reference
FO 371/153729
Persons Discussed
Heinrich Rau John F. Kennedy Otto Grotewohl Walter Ulbricht Willy Brandt
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
Germany (East and West)
Domestic Politics International Relations Economics and Trade

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