This episode explores life in the Communist bloc. A collection of states in Eastern Europe that were under the oppressive thumb of the Soviet Union. Life within the bloc contrasts sharply with life in the West. Berlin, being split in two, provided a clear example of this. To help us explore life in the Bloc is Dr Gerhard Schüsselbauer Director of the Pan-European Studies Institute. We dive into life within the bloc and specifically life in Berlin during this pivotal period of Modern European history, that ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall.