By : Nicole -
Brigadier General Sexton, representatives of the US High Command, the Commanding General of the Third Infantry Division and the representative of the Soviet High Command, Major General Askalepov, Commanding General of the 77th Guards Infantry Division are authorized by their respective governments to modify the existing demarcation line between the districts of WITSENHAUSEN, HEILIGENSHTADT, and to have met in the city of Wanfried, Saxony, Germany, on September 17, 1945 after September 17, 1945, an agreement between the American and Soviet authorities was signed in the city of Wanfried, which drew the line to solve the problem. After the contract was signed, the officials involved exchanged bottles of whiskey and vodka, and from then on, the railway line was jokingly known as the whiskey-vodka line. Brigadier-General William T. Sexton, U.S. Army, signed the Wanfried Agreement for the United States, while Red Army Major General Vasily S. Askalepov signed for the Soviet Union. Los pueblos de Hesse de Asbach-Sickenberg , Vatterode y Weidenbach / Hennigerode (Kreis Witzenhausen) con 429 inhabitants y 7,61 kilómetros cuadrados de tierra cayeron en territorio soviético. Los pueblos de Eichsfeld de Neuseesen y Werleshausen con 560 habitantes y 8,45 kilómetros cuadrados fueron trasladados a la zona estadounidense. Ten years after the opening, the permanent exhibition has been updated, considerably expanded and more space has been given on the basis of the latest didactic and scientific discoveries. It contains temporary information on the effects of the Cold War in the Geisa region, as well as on the borders of the GDR and on the authentic testimonies of life in the forbidden zone, in the context of the reality of the Warsaw Pact.