Rye and Ginger September 2016: The other anniversary
Anniversaries are funny things. One particular event on a particular date, with the rest often left in soft focus.
It’s understandable that a number of articles focused on the name change’s centenary. Simply put, it was the culmination of a divisive battle drawn along racial lines, which was fuelled by patriotism. You’re either with us or against us (as various military speakers reminded Berliners).