Clara-Zetkin-Stadt is a glimpse through ‘The Wall’ into the former East Germany during the 1950s & 1960s. Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) was a leading Suffragette and Women’s Rights campaigner in Imperial Germany. Later she became an Anti-Nazi campaigner and a Communist MP. She died in exile in Moscow in the year Hitler came to power. A heroine in German Communist history, she appeared on 10 Mark notes and had statues and streets named in her honour. Curiously though, the village of her birth, Wiederau, was not re-named in her honour, as the East German regime often did with their heroes. With this layout we have retrospectively put this omission of the Central Committee right! Although this has only just happened as can be seen by the old gothic-lettered station nameboards being removed! For the platform A, B & C signs the old gothic ones from the 1930s will still do in the cash-strapped DDR for many years hence! Wiederau would have been well placed for local trains to nearby Leipzig and for long distance trains to East Berlin via Halle (Saale), Magdeburg and Potsdam. However, the Reichsbahn line from these destinations was added (front of layout) to the already extant (station building and rear lines) local country ‘branch’ line (Landkreis Nebenbahn) from Wiederau to Pochlitz, operated mainly with diesel railcars. A ‘plausible fiction’ for Clara-Zetkin-Stadt (Wiederau) that happened quite often elsewhere! If you visit Wiederau today you can visit Clara Zetkin’s family home, but you will search for signs of any rail connection in vain – for it never was served by any railways!