On 17 April 1945, American soldiers occupied Halle, and the red tower was set on fire by artillery and destroyed. The Market Church and the Church of St. George received more hits. However, the city was spared further damage because an aerial bombardment was canceled, after former naval officer Felix von Luckner negotiated the city’s surrender to the American army. In July, the Americans withdrew and the city was occupied by the Red Army.
Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. The University of Halle-Wittenberg is the largest university in Saxony-Anhalt, one of the oldest universities in Germany, and a nurturing ground for the local startup ecosystem. Together with Leipzig, Halle is at the heart of the Central German Metropolitan Region.
Halloren Chocolate Factory and visitors’ centre, Germany’s oldest chocolate factory still in use. Giebichenstein Castle, first mentioned in 961, is north of the city centre on a hill above the Saale river, with a museum in the upper castle and the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in the lower castle.
Moritzburg, a newer castle, was built between 1484 and 1503. It was the residence of the Archbishops of Magdeburg, was destroyed in the Thirty Years’ War, and was a ruin for centuries afterward. Partially reconstructed in 1901-1913, it is an art gallery today.
The reconstruction was completed with the opening of new exhibition rooms designed by the Spanish architects Sobejano and Nieto in 2010. Neue Residenz (New Residence), an early Renaissance palace (1531–1537) Market square with Market Church of St.
Mary (Marktkirche), built in 1529–1554, using elements of two medieval churches, St. Gertrude’s Church dating back to the 11th century and the older St. Mary’s Church from the 12th century. The church has four steeples, the two western octagonal ones are called Blue Towers because of their dark blue slate roofing.
The other two Hausmannstürme are connected by a bridge and on this bridge was the city’s fire watch. The church owns the original death-mask of Martin Luther. The Marktkirche’s four towers is a landmark symbol of the city.
 Roter Turm (Red Tower), originally built as campanile of the older St. Mary’s Church between 1418 and 1503, a landmark of Halle, with the steeples of St. Mary’s Church forms the five towers marking the city’s skyline.
Roland, originally (13th century) a wooden sculpture representing urban liberty (after an uprising in the city, a cage was placed around it between 1481 and 1513, a reminder of the restrictions). Today’s sculpture is a sandstone replica made in 1719.
Marktschlösschen, late Renaissance building, gallery and tourist information office Monument to George Frideric Handel, 1859 by Hermann Heidel Ratshof (Council’s Yard), built in 1928/29 as a backyard building of the Old Town Hall (demolished in 1948/50 after the destruction of World War II, so the Ratshof is situated today directly on the market square).
Stadthaus, Renaissance-Revival building of 1891-1894 Yellow line, which runs over the market square, marking a geological fault line, the Hallische Verwerfung. Handel House, first mentioned in 1558, birthplace of George Frideric Handel, a museum since 1948 Old Market square with Donkey’s Fountain (1906/13), referring to a local legend Remains of the town fortifications: the Leipzig Tower (Leipziger Turm) (15th century) in the east and remains of the town wall to the south of the city centre.
Francke Foundations, Baroque buildings (including Europe’s largest surviving half-timbered building) and historical collections Stadtgottesacker, a Renaissance cemetery, laid out in 1557, in the style of an Italian camposanto Saline Museum is dedicated to Halle’s salt-works and the corporation of salt workers (Halloren) Cathedral (Dom), a steepleless building, was originally a church within a Dominican monastery (1271), converted into a cathedral by cardinal Albert of Hohenzollern.
Since 1688, it has been the church of the Reformed parish. Saint Maurice Church, late Gothic building (1388–1511) Saint Ulrich Church, late Gothic church of the Servite Order (15th century), today used as a concert hall Church of the former village of Böllberg (Romanesque, with late Gothic painted wooden ceiling) Numerous bourgeois town houses, including the Ackerbürgerhof (15th – 18th centuries with remains from the 12th century), Christian Wolff’s House (today City Museum), Graseweg House (half-timbered building) State Museum of Prehistory where the Nebra sky disk is exhibited Volkspark (1906/07), former meeting house of the Social Democrats Theatres: Halle Opera House Neues Theater Puppentheather Thalia Theater, the only theatre for children in Saxony-Anhalt Steintor Bühne Parks and gardens: Botanical Garden of the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, founded in 1698 in the former gardens of the Archbishops of Magdeburg, belonging to the Garden Dreams project Reichardts Garten is a historic park, part of the Garden Dreams project.
Laid out in 1794 by Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752–1814) as an English garden, becoming the “accommodation of Romanticism”. It changed ownership several times and the city of Halle bought the park in 1903 to give the public wider access.
Peißnitz Island Pestalozzi Park Zoological Garden (Bergzoo), situated on the Reilsberg hill. Galgenberge, location of the gallows from the 14th to the end of the 18th century Klausberge, porphyry hill, named after a chapel of the St.
Nicholas’ brotherhood, panoramic view over the Saale Valley, Eichendorff’s bench Dölauer Heide forest, including Bischofs Wiese with 35 graves dating back to about 2500–2000 BC, the Neolithic period Racecourse in the Passendorf Meadows Halle-Neustadt, to the west of Halle, built beginning 1964 (foundation stone ceremony 15 July 1964) as a socialist model city.
When Saxony-Anhalt was re-established as a Bundesland in 1990, Magdeburg, not Halle, became the capital.
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778–1852), theology student of University Halle 1796–1800, went into hiding and used a phorphyr cave along the river Saale at the Klausberge, this cave later was known as the “Jahn-Höhle” (Cave) Christian Knaut, (1656–1716), doctor, botanist and librarian Manfred Kuschmann, East German athlete and European Champion of 1974 lived in Halle L–Z August Lafontaine (1758–1831), a writer of sentimental novels hugely popular in their time, died in Halle Blessed Carl Lampert, priest, beheaded by Nazis in World War II at Halle Marita Lange (born 1943), athlete Georg Listing (born 1987), bassist from the Magdeburg-based band, Tokio Hotel Hans Litten (1903–1938), German lawyer who represented opponents of the Nazis at important political trials between 1929-1932 Frederick Muhlenberg (1750–1801), the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, graduated at Halle University George Müller (1805–1898), coordinator of orphanages in Bristol, England Johann Friedrich Naue (1787–1858), classical composer Kai Pflaume (born 1967), German television presenter, born in Halle Richard Raatzsch (born 1957), philosopher and professor of practical philosophy Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752–1814), composer, writer and music critic, lived in Halle.
He was a close friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654), early Baroque composer and organist was both born and spent the majority of his life and career in Halle. Fabian von Schlabrendorff (1907–1980), lawyer, officer, judge and member of the German resistance.
Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (1768–1834), university preacher and professor of theology to the University of Halle, where he remained until 1807. Albrecht Schröter (born 1955), politician (SPD) and mayor of Jena Ullrich Sierau (born 1956), politician (SPD) and mayor of Dortmund
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In April 2007, Berry was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Kodak Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for her contributions to the film industry, and by the end of the decade, she established herself as one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning an estimated $10 million per film.
Berry has said in published reports that she has been estranged from her father since her childhood, noting in 1992, “I haven’t heard from him since [he left]. Maybe he’s not alive.” Her father was very abusive to her mother. Berry has recalled witnessing her mother being beaten daily, kicked down stairs and hit in the head with a wine bottle.
Leonhard Sohncke (1842–1897), in Munich, mathematician and professor of physics Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709–1746), a botanist, zoologist, physician and explorer of Siberia, Kamchatka and Alaska. Hans-Christian Ströbele (born 1939), politician (Greens) and member of the Bundestag Ľudovít Štúr (1815–1856), Slovak national leader, linguist and writer, studied at the University of Halle in 1838–1840.
Daniel Gottlob Türk (1756–1813), classical composer, was born in Halle in 1750, and was a professor at the University of Halle. Andreas Wank (born 1988), German ski jumper, born in Halle. Ludwig Wucherer (1790–1861), elected councillor.
Rudolf Ernst Weise (1844-1935), engineer, entrepreneur and industrialist. International relations
Halle (Saale) and Leipzig are the two centres of the Central German Metropolitan Region with more than 2.4 million people.
Halle’s early history is connected with the harvesting of salt. The name Halle reflects early Celtic settlement given that halen is the Brythonic (Welsh/Breton) word for salt (cf. salann in Irish). The name of the river Saale also contains the Germanic root for salt, and salt-harvesting has taken place in Halle since at least the Bronze Age (2300–600 BC).
Berry married her second husband, singer-songwriter Eric Benét, on January 24, 2001, following a two-year courtship, but by early October 2003 they had separated, with the divorce finalized on January 3, 2005. Benét underwent treatment for sex addiction in 2002. In November 2005, Berry began dating French Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, whom she met at a Versace photoshoot. Berry gave birth to their daughter in March 2008. On April 30, 2010, Berry and Aubry announced their separation.
On November 29, 2012, Berry’s lawyer announced that Berry and Aubry had reached an amicable custody agreement in court. In June 2014, a Superior Court ruling called for Berry to pay Aubry $16,000 a month in child support (around 200k/year) as well as a retroactive payment of $115,000 and a sum of $300,000 for Aubry’s attorney fees. Berry and Martinez confirmed their engagement in March 2012, and married in France on July 13, 2013. In October 2013, Berry gave birth to their son. After two years of marriage, in 2015 the couple announced they were divorcing. The divorce became final in December 2016.
Berry was one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s and has been involved in the production of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel. Before becoming an actress, she started modeling and entered several beauty contests, finishing as the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant and coming in 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in 1986. Her breakthrough film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), alongside Eddie Murphy, which led to roles in films such as the family comedy The Flintstones (1994), the political comedy-drama Bulworth (1998) and the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, among many other awards.
During World War II, KZ-Außenlager Birkhahn, a subcamp of Buchenwald was in Halle, where prisoners from Poland, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, France, Netherlands and other nations were forced to work in the Siebel aircraft plants, making combat aircraft. The plant was later dismantled. In Ammendorf, a large factory owned by Orgacid [de] produced mustard gas.
1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Early career 2.2 1990s 2.3 2000s 2.4 2010s 3 Personal life 3.1 Relationships and marriages 3.2 Legal issues 4 Activism 5 Public image 6 Filmography 6.1 Film 6.2 Television 7 Awards and nominations 8 See also 9 References 10 Bibliography 11 External links
With writers such as Heine, Eichendorff, Schleiermacher, Tieck and Novalis the town was a vibrant scene of the German Romanticism. Also Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a regular guest at the house of his close friend Johann Friedrich Reichardt.
Berry grew up in Oakwood, Ohio and graduated from Bedford High School where she was a cheerleader, honor student, editor of the school newspaper and prom queen. She worked in the children’s department at Higbee’s Department store. She then studied at Cuyahoga Community College. In the 1980s, she entered several beauty contests, winning Miss Teen All American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA in 1986. She was the 1986 Miss USA first runner-up to Christy Fichtner of Texas. In the Miss USA 1986 pageant interview competition, she said she hoped to become an entertainer or to have something to do with the media. Her interview was awarded the highest score by the judges. She was the first African-American Miss World entrant in 1986, where she finished sixth and Trinidad and Tobago’s Giselle Laronde was crowned Miss World. According to the Current Biography Yearbook, Berry “…pursued a modeling career in Chicago…. Berry’s first weeks in New York were less than auspicious: She slept in a homeless shelter and then in a YMCA”.
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Salt, also known as white gold, was extracted from four “Borns” (well-like structures). The four Borns/brine named Gutjahrbrunnen, Meteritzbrunnen, Deutscher Born and Hackeborn, were located around the Hallmarket (or “Under Market”), now a market square with a fountain, just across from the TV station, MDR. The brine was highly concentrated and boiled in Koten, simple structured houses made from reed and clay. Salters, who wore a unique uniform with eighteen silver buttons, were known as Halloren, and this name was later used for the chocolates in the shape of these buttons.
Halle’s prominence as a railway centre is set to continue growing with the arrival of the Erfurt-Leipzig/Halle high-speed railway. Leipzig will also be connected to this railway, but since it is a terminus station (though the Leipzig City Tunnel is currently under construction, the route will be shared with S-Bahn trains, making it unlikely that it will be used as a through station for Berlin-Munich trains), Halle is more likely to be used as an intermediate stop for Berlin-Munich trains. The completion of the Nuremberg–Erfurt high-speed railway will also provide a further impetus to use the route.
Halle became a center for Pietism, a movement encouraged by King Frederick William I of Prussia (reigned 1713-1740) because it caused the area’s large Lutheran population to be more inclined to Fredrick William I’s religion (Calvinism), as well as more loyal to the Prussian king instead of to the decentralized feudal system. By the 1740s Halle had established many orphanages as well as schools for the wealthy in the sober style Pietism encouraged. This Halle education was the first time the “modern education” system was established. The Halle Pietists also combated poverty.
Berry first saw baseball player David Justice on TV playing in an MTV celebrity baseball game in February 1992. When a reporter from Justice’s hometown of Cincinnati told her that Justice was a fan, Berry gave her phone number to the reporter to give to Justice. Berry married Justice shortly after midnight on January 1, 1993. Following their separation in February 1996, Berry stated publicly that she was so depressed that she considered taking her own life. Berry and Justice were officially divorced on June 24, 1997.
She starred in the psychological thriller Gothika opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in November 2003, during which she broke her arm in a scene with Downey, who twisted her arm too hard. Production was halted for eight weeks. It was a moderate hit at the United States box office, taking in $60 million; it earned another $80 million abroad. Berry appeared in the nu metal band Limp Bizkit’s music video for “Behind Blue Eyes” for the motion picture soundtrack for the film. The same year, she was named #1 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.
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After World War II, Halle served as the capital of the short-lived administrative region of Saxony-Anhalt until 1952, when the East German government abolished its “Länder” (states). As a part of East Germany (until 1990), it functioned as the capital of the administrative district (Bezirk) of Halle.
Berry dated Chicago dentist John Ronan from March 1989 to October 1991. In November 1993, Ronan sued Berry for $80,000 in what he claimed were unpaid loans to help launch her career. Berry contended that the money was a gift, and a judge dismissed the case because Ronan did not list Berry as a debtor when he filed for bankruptcy in 1992. According to Berry, a beating from a former abusive boyfriend during the filming of The Last Boy Scout in 1991 punctured her eardrum and caused her to lose eighty percent of her hearing in her left ear. Berry has never named the abuser but has said that he is someone well known in Hollywood.
Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress. Berry won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama Monster’s Ball (2001). As of 2018[update], she is the only black woman to have won the award.
Berry signs autographs for American soldiers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 24, 1996
Halle Zoo contributes to the EAZA breeding programme, in particular for the Angolan lion and the Malaysian tiger. Halle is also known for its thriving coypu (or nutria) population, which is native to South America.
She starred alongside Natalie Deselle Reid in the 1997 comedy film B*A*P*S. In 1998, Berry received praise for her role in Bulworth as an intelligent woman raised by activists who gives a politician (Warren Beatty) a new lease on life. The same year, she played the singer Zola Taylor, one of the three wives of pop singer Frankie Lymon, in the biopic Why Do Fools Fall in Love. In the 1999 HBO biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, she portrayed the first black woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and it was to Berry a heart-felt project that she introduced, co-produced and fought intensely for it to come through. Berry’s performance was recognized with several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award.
Berry’s film debut was in a small role for Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever (1991), in which she played Vivian, a drug addict. That same year, Berry had her first co-starring role in Strictly Business. In 1992, Berry portrayed a career woman who falls for the lead character played by Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy Boomerang. The following year, she caught the public’s attention as a headstrong biracial slave in the TV adaptation of Queen: The Story of an American Family, based on the book by Alex Haley. Berry was in the live-action Flintstones movie playing the part of “Sharon Stone”, a sultry secretary who seduced Fred Flintstone.
The earliest documented mention of Halle dates from AD 806. It became a part of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg in the 10th century and remained so until 1680, when Brandenburg-Prussia annexed it together with Magdeburg as the Duchy of Magdeburg, while it was an important location for Martin Luther’s Reformation in the 16th century. Cardinal Albert of Mainz (Archbishop of Magdeburg from 1513 to 1545) also impacted on the town in this period. According to historic documents, the city of Halle became a member of the Hanseatic League at least as early as 1281.
Near the end of World War II, there were two bombing raids carried out against the town: the first on 31 March 1945, the second a few days later. The first attack took place between the railway station and the city’s centre, and the second bombing was in the southern district. It killed over 1,000 inhabitants and destroyed 3,600 buildings. Among them, the Market Church, St. George Church, the Old Town Hall, the City Theatre, historic buildings on Bruederstrasse and on Grosse Steinstrasse, and the city cemetery.
Berry tackled a more serious role, playing a former drug addict struggling to regain custody of her son in Losing Isaiah (1995), starring opposite Jessica Lange. She portrayed Sandra Beecher in Race the Sun (1996), which was based on a true story, shot in Australia, and co-starred alongside Kurt Russell in Executive Decision. Beginning in 1996, she was a Revlon spokeswoman for seven years and renewed her contract in 2004.
The University of Halle was founded here in 1694. It is now combined with the University of Wittenberg and called the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. The university’s medical school was established by Friedrich Hoffmann. Its botanical garden, the Botanische Garten der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, dates back to 1698. Halle’s German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is the oldest and one of the most respected scientific societies in Germany. Halle is also home to Germany’s oldest Evangelical Bible college, known as the Marienbibliothek [de], with 27,000 titles. The seat of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, one of the world’s largest social anthropological research institutions and a part of the Max Planck Society, is in Halle.
Baroque composer Georg Friedrich Händel (later George Frideric Handel) was born in Halle in 1685 and spent the first 17 years of his life in the city. The house where he lived is now a museum about his life. To celebrate his music, Halle has staged a Handel Festival since 1922, annually in June since 1952. The Franckesche Stiftungen (Francke Foundations) are home to the Stadtsingechor zu Halle [de], which was founded before the year 1116 and is one of the oldest boys’ choirs in the world.
The football team Hallescher FC Wacker 1900 had some regional importance before World War II. In the German Championship Wacker reached the semi-finals in 1921, and the quarter-finals in 1928. The successor team became East German champions in 1949 and 1952 under the names of ZSG Union and BSG Turbine Halle. From these evolved today’s Turbine Halle and Hallescher FC. In the era of the German Democratic Republic, the latter club (as Chemie Halle ) was a mainstay in the first division and won the Cup tournament in 1956 and 1962. The most prominent player was 72-times international Bernd Bransch, who was with Chemie in the 1960s and 1970s. These days, Hallescher FC usually plays in the third division.
In the independent drama Frankie and Alice (2010), Berry played the leading role of a young multiracial American woman with dissociative identity disorder struggling against her alter personality to retain her true self. The film received a limited theatrical release, to a mixed critical response. The Hollywood Reporter nevertheless described the film as “a well-wrought psychological drama that delves into the dark side of one woman’s psyche” and found Berry to be “spellbinding” in it. She earned the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. She next made part of a large ensemble cast in Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy New Year’s Eve (2011), with Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sofía Vergara, among many others. In the film, she took on the supporting role of a nurse befriending a man in the final stages (De Niro). While the film was panned by critics, it made US$142 million worldwide.
Halle (Saale) (UK: /ˈhælə/, US: /ˈhɑːlə/; German: [ˈhalə ˈzaːlə] (listen)) is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.
Berry appeared in a segment of the independent anthology comedy Movie 43 (2013), which the Chicago Sun-Times called “the Citizen Kane of awful”. Berry found greater success with her next performance, as a 9-1-1 operator receiving a call from a girl kidnapped by a serial killer, in the crime thriller The Call (2013). Berry was drawn to “the idea of being a part of a movie that was so empowering for women. We don’t often get to play roles like this, where ordinary people become heroic and do something extraordinary.” Manohla Dargis of The New York Times found the film to be “an effectively creepy thriller”, while reviewer Dwight Brown felt that “the script gives Berry a blue-collar character she can make accessible, vulnerable and gutsy[…]”. The Call was a sleeper hit, grossing US$68.6 million around the globe.
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Halle was a centre of German Pietism and played an important role in establishing the Lutheran church in North America, when Henry Muhlenberg and others were sent as missionaries to Pennsylvania in the mid-18th century. Muhlenberg is now called the first Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America. He and his son, Frederick Muhlenberg, who was the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, were graduates of Halle University.
In addition to her Academy Award win, Berry garnered high-profile roles in the 2000s, such as Storm in X-Men (2000), the action crime thriller Swordfish (2001), and the spy film Die Another Day (2002), where she played Bond Girl Jinx. She then appeared in the X-Men sequels, X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In the 2010s, she appeared in movies such as the science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012), the crime thriller The Call (2013) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Berry was formerly married to baseball player David Justice, and singer-songwriter Eric Benét. She has two children: a daughter fathered by model Gabriel Aubry, and a son with actor Olivier Martinez.
BornMaria Halle Berry (1966-08-14) August 14, 1966 (age 52)Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.Alma materCuyahoga Community CollegeOccupationActressYears active1989–presentSpouse(s)
Along with Pierce Brosnan, Cindy Crawford, Jane Seymour, Dick Van Dyke, Téa Leoni, and Daryl Hannah, Berry successfully fought in 2006 against the Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas facility that was proposed off the coast of Malibu. Berry said, “I care about the air we breathe, I care about the marine life and the ecosystem of the ocean.” In May 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the facility. Hasty Pudding Theatricals gave her its 2006 Woman of The Year award. Berry took part in a nearly 2,000-house cell-phone bank campaign for Barack Obama in February 2008. In April 2013, she appeared in a video clip for Gucci’s “Chime for Change” campaign that aims to raise funds and awareness of women’s issues in terms of education, health, and justice. In August 2013, Berry testified alongside Jennifer Garner before the California State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that would protect celebrities’ children from harassment by photographers. The bill passed in September.
The Silver Treasure of the Halloren is displayed occasionally at the Technical Museum Saline. It is a unique collection of silver and gold goblets dating back to 1266. The ancient craft of “Schausieden” (boiling of the brine) can be observed there too. The State Museum of Prehistory houses the Nebra sky disk, a significant (though unproven) Bronze-Age find with astrological significance.
A–K Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, (1575–1612) in Copenhagen, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1597–1612) Bernd Baselt (1934–1993), university professor whose published catalogue led to the modern day opus designator (HWV) which is now commonly used when referring to the works of George Frideric Handel.
Oswald Boelcke (1891–1916), World War I German flying ace, born near Halle. Georg Cantor (1845–1918), mathematician and professor at the university of Halle. Waldemar Cierpinski, East German athlete and two times Olympic Champion, lives in Halle.
Walter Eisfeld (1905–1940), Nazi SS concentration camp commandant Dorothea Christiane Erxleben of Quedlinburg (1715–1762) received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1754 from the Medical Department of Martin Luther University (MLU).
Gerhard Feige, (born 1951), bishop of Magdeburg Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), painter who created several famous images in Halle, including Der Dom in Halle. August Hermann Francke (1663–1727), Lutheran Pietist theologian at the University of Halle and founder of the internationally renowned Halle Orphan House complex.
Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927–2016), a former Vice Chancellor and longest serving Foreign Minister of Germany, was born in Reideburg, which belongs to Halle today. Moritz Goetze (born 1964), pop-artist, painter, sculptor, born and lives in Halle Paul Götze (1903–1948), Nazi SS officer at Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps executed for war crimes Siegwart Horst Günther (1925-2015) The ‘father of the anti-uranium-weapons movement in Germany’, born in Halle Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759), Baroque composer, was born and raised in Halle.
Johannes Hassebroek (1910–1977), Nazi SS commandant of Gross-Rosen concentration camp was born in the city. Carola Helbing-Erben, textile artist Yoan Pablo Hernández, Cruiserweight boxing champion (immigrated from Cuba) Reinhard Heydrich (1904–1942), one of the leading Nazis in World War II and main architects of the Holocaust Nickel Hoffmann, mastermason, worked over 30 years in Halle, including the Market Church and the Composanto
Year Title Role Notes 1991 Jungle Fever Vivian Strictly Business Natalie The Last Boy Scout Cory 1992 Boomerang Angela Lewis 1993 Father Hood Kathleen Mercer The Program Autumn Haley 1994 The Flintstones Sharon Stone 1995 Losing Isaiah Khaila Richards 1996 Executive Decision Jean Race the Sun Miss Sandra Beecher The Rich Man’s Wife Josie Potenza 1997 B*A*P*S Nisi 1998 Bulworth Nina Why Do Fools Fall in Love Zola Taylor 2000 X-Men Ororo Munroe / Storm 2001 Swordfish Ginger Knowles Monster’s Ball Leticia Musgrove 2002 Die Another Day Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson 2003 X2 Ororo Munroe / Storm Gothika Miranda Grey 2004 Catwoman Patience Phillips / Catwoman 2005 Robots Cappy Voice role 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Ororo Munroe / Storm 2007 Perfect Stranger Rowena Price Things We Lost in the Fire Audrey Burke 2010 Frankie & Alice Frankie/Alice 2011 New Year’s Eve Nurse Aimee 2012 Dark Tide Kate Mathieson Cloud Atlas Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Ovid /Meronym / Native Woman /Indian Party Guest 2013 Movie 43 Emily Segment: “Truth or Dare” The Call Jordan Turner 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Ororo Munroe / Storm 2016 Kevin Hart: What Now? Herself 2017 Kidnap Karla Dyson Also executive producer Kingsman: The Golden Circle Ginger Kings Millie Dunbar 2019 John Wick 3: Parabellum Sofia In post-production Television Year Title Role Notes 1989 Living Dolls Emily Franklin 12 episodes 1991 Amen Claire Episode: “Unforgettable” A Different World Jaclyn Episode: “Love, Hillman-Style” They Came from Outer Space Rene Episode: “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” Knots Landing Debbie Porter 6 episodes 1993 Alex Haley’s Queen Queen Miniseries 1995 Solomon & Sheba Nikhaule / Queen Sheba Movie 1996 Martin Herself Episode: “Where the Party At” 1998 The Wedding Shelby Coles Miniseries Frasier Betsy (voice) Episode: “Room Service” 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge Movie 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie Crawford Movie 2014–15 Extant Molly Woods Lead role Awards and nominations See also List of African American firsts References Bibliography Banting, Erinn.
Halle Berry, Weigl Publishers, 2005 – ISBN 1-59036-333-7 Gogerly, Liz. Halle Berry, Raintree, 2005 – ISBN 1-4109-1085-7 Naden, Corinne J. Halle Berry, Sagebrush Education Resources, 2001 – ISBN 0-613-86157-4 O’Brien, Daniel.
Halle Berry, Reynolds & Hearn, 2003 – ISBN 1-903111-38-2 Sanello, Frank. Halle Berry: A Stormy Life, Virgin Books, 2003; ISBN 1-85227-092-6 Schuman, Michael A. Halle Berry: Beauty Is Not Just Physical, Enslow, 2006; ISBN 0-7660-2467-9 External links
Berry was born Maria Halle Berry; her name was legally changed to Halle Maria Berry at age five. Her parents selected her middle name from Halle’s Department Store, which was then a local landmark in her birthplace of Cleveland, Ohio. Her mother, Judith Ann (née Hawkins), who is of English and German ancestry, was a psychiatric nurse. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was an African-American hospital attendant in the psychiatric ward where her mother worked; he later became a bus driver. Berry’s maternal grandmother, Nellie Dicken, was born in Sawley, Derbyshire, England, while her maternal grandfather, Earl Ellsworth Hawkins, was born in Ohio. Berry’s parents divorced when she was four years old; she and her older sister, Heidi Berry-Henderson, were raised exclusively by their mother.
The Halloren-Werke, the oldest chocolate factory in Germany, was founded in 1804. Old documents are on display and a chocolate room can be visited.
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In 1989, Berry moved to New York City to pursue her acting ambitions. During her early time there, she ran out of money and had to live briefly in a homeless shelter. Her situation improved by the end of that year, and she was cast in the role of model Emily Franklin in the short-lived ABC television series Living Dolls, which was shot in New York and was a spin-off of the hit series Who’s the Boss?. During the taping of Living Dolls, she lapsed into a coma and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. After the cancellation of Living Dolls, she moved to Los Angeles. She went on to have a recurring role on the long-running primetime serial Knots Landing.
Berry appeared as Leticia Musgrove, the troubled wife of an executed murderer (Sean Combs), in the 2001 feature film Monster’s Ball. Her performance was awarded the National Board of Review and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress; in an interesting coincidence she became the first woman of color to win the Academy Award for Best Actress (earlier in her career, she portrayed Dorothy Dandridge, the first African American to be nominated for Best Actress, and who was born at the same hospital as Berry, in Cleveland, Ohio). The NAACP issued the statement: “Congratulations to Halle Berry and Denzel Washington for giving us hope and making us proud. If this is a sign that Hollywood is finally ready to give opportunity and judge performance based on skill and not on skin color then it is a good thing.” This role generated controversy. Her graphic nude love scene with a racist character played by co-star Billy Bob Thornton was the subject of much media chatter and discussion among African Americans. Many in the African-American community were critical of Berry for taking the part. Berry responded: “I don’t really see a reason to ever go that far again. That was a unique movie. That scene was special and pivotal and needed to be there, and it would be a really special script that would require something like that again.”
1 Geography 2 History 2.1 Name 2.2 Middle Ages until industrialisation 2.3 World War II (1939–1945) 2.4 German Democratic Republic (1949–1990) 2.5 Since German unity (after 1990) 3 Sights 4 Industrial heritage 5 Science and culture 6 Transport history 7 Sports 8 Notable residents 8.
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The general sports club SV Halle [de], originating from Chemie Halle, created a notable number of Olympic gold medallists and world champions, mainly in nautical and watersports, e.g., swimmer Kornelia Ender won four Olympic gold medals in 1976 and Andreas Hajek won four rowing world championships between 1998 and 2001. The basketball team of the club – these days known as Lions and focusing on the woman’s team which plays in the national first division – won five men’s and 10 women’s championships of the German Democratic Republic. The Hallesher FC’s location is extremely close to a train station.
As Bond girl Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson in the 2002 blockbuster Die Another Day, Berry recreated a scene from Dr. No, emerging from the surf to be greeted by James Bond as Ursula Andress had 40 years earlier. Lindy Hemming, costume designer on Die Another Day, had insisted that Berry wear a bikini and knife as a homage. Berry has said of the scene: “It’s splashy”, “exciting”, “sexy”, “provocative” and “it will keep me still out there after winning an Oscar”. The bikini scene was shot in Cadiz; the location was reportedly cold and windy, and footage has been released of Berry wrapped in thick towels in between takes to try to stay warm. According to an ITV news poll, Jinx was voted the fourth toughest girl on screen of all time. Berry was hurt during filming when debris from a smoke grenade flew into her eye. It was removed in a 30-minute operation. After Berry won the Academy Award, rewrites were commissioned to give her more screentime for X2.
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In the thriller Perfect Stranger (2007), Berry starred with Bruce Willis, playing a reporter who goes undercover to uncover the killer of her childhood friend. The film grossed a modest US$73 million worldwide, and received lukewarm reviews from critics, who felt that despite the presence of Berry and Willis, it is “too convoluted to work, and features a twist ending that’s irritating and superfluous”. Her next 2007 film release was the drama Things We Lost in the Fire, co-starring Benicio del Toro, where she took on the role of a recent widow befriending with the troubled friend of her late husband. The film was the first time in which she worked with a female director, Danish Susanne Bier, giving her a new feeling of “thinking the same way”, which she appreciated. While the film made US$8.6 million in its global theatrical run, it garnered positive reviews from writers; The Austin Chronicle found the film to be “an impeccably constructed and perfectly paced drama of domestic and internal volatility” and felt that “Berry is brilliant here, as good as she’s ever been”.
The centrepiece of Halle’s urban public transport system is the Halle (Saale) tramway network. It includes the world’s first major electric-powered inner-city tram line, which was opened in 1891. Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station.
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Ludwig Wucherer made Halle an important rail hub in central Germany. In 1840 he opened the Magdeburg-Halle-Leipzig line, completing a connection between Magdeburg and Dresden. In 1841–1860, other lines to Erfurt, Kassel and Berlin followed.
Berry portrayed the mutant superhero Storm in the film adaptation of the comic book series X-Men (2000) and its sequels, X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). In 2001, Berry appeared in the film Swordfish, which featured her first topless scene. At first, she refused to be filmed topless in a sunbathing scene, but she changed her mind when Warner Brothers raised her fee substantially. The brief flash of her breasts added $500,000 to her fee. Berry considered these stories to be rumors and was quick to deny them. After turning down numerous roles that required nudity, she said she decided to make Swordfish because her then-husband, Eric Benét, supported her and encouraged her to take risks.
During the War of the Fourth Coalition, French and Prussian forces clashed in the Battle of Halle on 17 October 1806. The fighting moved from the covered bridges on the city’s west side, through the streets and market place, to the eastern suburbs.
German-American expressionist painter Lyonel Feininger worked in Halle on an invitation by the city from 1929 to 1931. As one of eleven views of the city termed Halle Cycle, he painted in 1931 Die Türme über der Stadt (The towers above the city), which is now in the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. This painting appeared on a 55 eurocent stamp on 5 December 2002 as a part of the series “Deutsche Malerei des 20. Jahrhunderts” (German painting of the 20th century).
Berry asked for a higher fee for Revlon advertisements after winning the Academy Award. Ron Perelman, the cosmetics firm’s chief, congratulated her, saying how happy he was that she modeled for his company. She replied, “Of course, you’ll have to pay me more.” Perelman stalked off in a rage. In accepting her award, she gave an acceptance speech honoring previous black actresses who had never had the opportunity. She said, “This moment is so much bigger than me. This is for every nameless, faceless woman of colour who now has a chance tonight because this door has been opened.”
Coordinates: 51°29′N 11°58′E / 51.483°N 11.967°E / 51.483; 11.967Coordinates: 51°29′N 11°58′E / 51.483°N 11.967°E / 51.483; 11.967CountryGermanyStateSaxony-AnhaltDistrictUrban districtGovernment • MayorBernd WiegandArea • Total135.
01 km2 (52.13 sq mi)Elevation87 m (285 ft)Population (2017-12-31) • Total239,173 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)Postal codes06108-06132Dialling codes0049345Vehicle registrationHALWebsitewww.
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Berry was ranked No. 1 on People’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” list in 2003 after making the top ten seven times and appeared No. 1 on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” the same year. She was named Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” in October 2008, about which she stated: “I don’t know exactly what it means, but being 42 and having just had a baby, I think I’ll take it.” Men’s Health ranked her at No. 35 on their “100 Hottest Women of All-Time” list. In 2009, she was voted #23 on Empire’s 100 Sexiest Film Stars. The same year, rapper Hurricane Chris released a song entitled “Halle Berry (She’s Fine)”, extolling Berry’s beauty and sex appeal. At the age of 42 (in 2008), she was named the “Sexiest Black Woman” by Access Hollywood’s TV One Access survey. Born to an African-American father and a white mother, Berry has stated that her biracial background was “painful and confusing” when she was a young woman, and she made the decision early on to identify as a black woman because she knew that was how she would be perceived.
Berry, visiting with sailors and Marines during the opening day of Fleet Week, New York 2006
Alongside Daniel Craig, Berry starred as a working-class mother during the 1992 Los Angeles riots in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s drama Kings (2017). The film found a limited theatrical release following its initial screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, and as part of an overall lukewarm reception, Variety noted: “It should be said that Berry has given some of the best and worst performances of the past quarter-century, but this is perhaps the only one that swings to both extremes in the same movie”. She has taken on the role of an assassin in the film John Wick 3: Parabellum, which is scheduled to be released on May 17, 2019 by Lionsgate.
Her next film appearance was in the Oprah Winfrey-produced ABC television movie Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005), an adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, with Berry portraying a free-spirited woman whose unconventional sexual mores upset her 1920s contemporaries in a small community. She received her second Primetime Emmy Award for her role. Also in 2005, she served as an executive producer in Lackawanna Blues, and landed her voice for the character of Cappy, one of the many mechanical beings in the animated feature Robots.
References Bibliography See also: Bibliography of the history of Halle External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to Halle (Saale). Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Halle. Official website
Halle (Saale) is in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, along the river Saale which drains the surrounding plains and the greater part of the neighbouring Free State of Thuringia just to its south, and the Thuringian basin, northwards from the Thuringian Forest. Leipzig, one of Germany’s major cities, is only 35 kilometres (22 mi) away.
In 2014, Berry signed on to star and serve as a co-executive producer in CBS drama series Extant, where she took on the role of Molly Woods, an astronaut who struggles to reconnect with her husband and android son after spending 13 months in space. The show ran for two seasons until 2015, receiving largely positive reviews from critics. USA Today remarked: “She [Halle Berry] brings a dignity and gravity to Molly, a projected intelligence that allows you to buy her as an astronaut and to see what has happened to her as frightening rather than ridiculous. Berry’s all in, and you float along”. Also in 2014, Berry launched a new production company, 606 Films, with producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. It is named after the Anti-Paparazzi Bill, SB 606, that the actress pushed for and which was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown in the fall of 2013. The new company emerged as part of a deal for Berry to work in Extant.
Within East Germany, Halle’s chemical industry, now mainly shut down, was of great importance. The two main companies in the region were Buna-Werke and Leuna, and Halle-Neustadt was built in the 1960s to accommodate the employees of these two factories.
After their 2010 separation, Berry and Aubry became involved in a highly publicized custody battle, centered primarily on Berry’s desire to move with their daughter from Los Angeles, where Berry and Aubry resided, to France, the home of French actor Olivier Martinez, whom Berry had started dating in 2010 after they met while filming Dark Tide in South Africa. Aubry objected to the move on the grounds that it would interfere with their joint custody arrangement. In November 2012, a judge denied Berry’s request to move the couple’s daughter to France in light of Aubry’s objections. Less than two weeks later, on November 22, 2012, Aubry and Martinez were both treated at a hospital for injuries after engaging in a physical altercation at Berry’s residence. Martinez performed a citizen’s arrest on Aubry, and because it was considered a domestic violence incident, was granted a temporary emergency protective order preventing Aubry from coming within 100 yards of Berry, Martinez, and the child with whom he shares custody with Berry, until November 29, 2012. In turn, Aubry obtained a temporary restraining order against Martinez on November 26, 2012, asserting that the fight began when Martinez threatened to kill Aubry if he did not allow the couple to move to France. Leaked court documents included photos showing significant injuries to Aubry’s face, which were widely displayed in the media.
In 1815 Halle became part of the Prussian Province of Saxony.
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In 2012, Berry starred as an expert diver tutor alongside then-husband Oliver Martinez in the little-seen thriller Dark Tide, and led an ensemble cast opposite Tom Hanks and Jim Broadbent in The Wachowskis’s epic science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012), with each of the actors playing six different characters across a period of five centuries. Budgeted at US$128.8 million, Cloud Atlas made US$130.4 million worldwide, and garnered polarized reactions from both critics and audiences.
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In February 2000, Berry was involved in a traffic collision and left the scene. She pleaded no contest to misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident.
Berry starred as the title role in the film Catwoman, for which she received US$12.5 million. An over-US$100 million movie; it grossed only US$17 million on its first weekend, and is widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made by critics. She was awarded the Worst Actress Razzie Award for her performance; she appeared at the ceremony to accept the award in person (making her the third person, and second actor, ever to do so) with a sense of humor, considering it an experience of the “rock bottom” in order to be “at the top”. Holding the Academy Award in one hand and the Razzie in the other she said, “I never in my life thought that I would be here, winning a Razzie. It’s not like I ever aspired to be here, but thank you. When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there’s no way you could be a good winner.”
In the stand-up comedy concert film Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016), Berry appeared as herself, opposide Kevin Hart, attending a poker game event that goes horribly wrong. Kidnap, an abduction thriller Berry filmed in 2014, was released in 2017. In the film, she starred as a dinner waitress tailing a vehicle when her son is kidnapped by its occupants. Kidnap grossed US$34 million and garnered mixed reviews from writers, who felt that it “strays into poorly scripted exploitation too often to take advantage of its pulpy premise — or the still-impressive talents of [Berry].” She next played an agent employed by a secret American spy organisation in the action comedy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), as part of an ensemble cast, consisting of Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, and Elton John. While critical response towards the film was mixed, it made US$414 million worldwide.