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Timeline - Events (in blue)

Berlin Wall is built

08/13/1961

Protests in Berlin

08/16/1961

Start of the novel

08/21/1961

Konrad Adenauer visits West Berlin

08/22/1961

Günter Litfin dies

08/24/1961

Confrontation between American and Soviet troops at Checkpoint Charlie

10/27/1961

End of main plot; start of sub-plot

03/05/1962

Main Plot (in red)

Lina gets together with siblings for a party/political gathering

08/14/1961

Lina witnesses Günter Litfin's death

08/24/1961

Lina breaks up with her fiancé after fighting over politics and other stuff

09/09/1961

Lina works/visits the GDR's National Hospital and sees corruption/decadence

09/20/1961

Lina visits the artistic scene and re-connects with people

11/12/1961

Lina considers and rejects her friend's escape plan --> too dangerous

12/1/1961

Lina is apprehended/interrogated by the Stasi

01/03/1962 - 01/12/1962

Lina plans her own escape

02/02/1962

Lina disappears

03/05/1962

Subplot (in green)

Observation: Anja is kicked out of her sports team

08/14/1961

Observation: how Bernd deals with the consequences

08/24/1961

Observation: Lina's artistic friends are observed

09/09/1961

Observation: Bernd's affair has ended; trouble at work

09/20/1961

Observation: things get worse for Bernd and Anja

11/12/1961

Observation: argues against Anja's involvement

12/1/1961

Observation: trying to find proof for Anja's involvement

1/12/1962

Observation (Bernd): sells out Anja to gain prestige back

03/05/1962

Thoughts/Notes

Friend received help from someone powerful/high up

12/1/1961

Lina knows who sold out her friend; gets non-murdering revenge

01/03/1962