Wende: Cold War Museum in Culver City

Wende Museum in Culver City, a collection of East German historical artifacts and memorabilia. There’s even a portion of the Berlin Wall there. Want to visit. (I met a museum staffmember last month at the Oral History Association conference in Oakland)

Der Spiegel wrote about the museum and its founder:

[Justinian Jampol’s] interests did make him a tad different than others. When he was nine — about the time most Southern California boys ride their first wave — he acquired his first communist “artifact”: a 1950’s Berlin police uniform. Today, Jampol, an animated 27 year-old, owns the largest collection of East German (GDR) memorabilia outside Germany.