At the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Mitte Berlin, many of East Germany's distinguished citizens are buried. Here, amid the lush grounds, lie the remains of Bertolt Brecht (author and playwright, The Threepenny Opera), Heinrich Mann (author, Professor Unrat, adapted into the film, The Blue Angel), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (architect, the Altes Museum), Arnold Zweig (author), Helene Weigel (wife of Bertolt Brecht and actress), Paul Dessau (composer), and Dietrich and Klaus Bonhoeffer (resistance fighters killed by the Nazi regime).
|Grave of Christa Wolf|
Ms. Wolf died last December 1, and her grave is still without a headstone. Although devoted to the ideals of the East German state, Ms. Wolf's novels are primarily morality tales that skirted the issue of politics. Her most famous novel Kassandra was a retelling of the battle of Troy while Christa T. dealt with conformity in a modern society. Her books are insightful and moving.