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Camouflage Brochure for Berlin Squatters

Telefonbuch 1 [Camouflage publication: "telephone book" listing West Berlin squats and their owners, 1981-82]. Besetzte Häuser und wem sie gehören [Occupied houses and whom they belong to].

Berlin: self-published, 1982. Octavo (21.5 × 15 cm). Staple-stitched yellow printed wrappers; [6] pp. Very good.

A camouflage brochure listing all squats, or illegally occupied houses, in Kreuzberg, Berlin in 1981-82, along with the number of occupants or apartments filled, as well as the owners of the buildings. The book is somewhat humorously disguised as an official telephone book for Berlin issued by the postal service, and in many cases it does list the telephone numbers of the buildings' owners or the directors of the responsible real estate management company. In some cases, further details are mentioned, such as the license plate of one CEO. This, along with various paroles, such as "Sofort anrufen und einschlagen!" ("Call and smash immediately!") suggests a more radical use for the brochure... Rare document of the squatter movement in Berlin during the 1970-80s. We were unable to locate any copies outside Germany via KVK and OCLC (a single copy is noted at HSU Hamburg).

Book ID: P004005

Price: $225.00