Indstillingen af en historie er alt vigtig tid og sted. Historien om A Night Divided foregår i 1960'erne i Berlin Tyskland, da den blev delt mellem øst og vest. Historien centrerer omkring hovedpersonerne, der kæmper for at flygte øst forbi Berlinmuren, så det er vigtigt for studerende at forstå tidsperioden. Studerende kan bruge et indstillingskort til at illustrere tid, sted og tidsperiode og skrive en kort beskrivelse af hver i beskrivelsesfeltet.
A NIGHT DIVIDED SETTING
August 13, 1961-and- 1965
PLACE: Berlin, Germany
TIME PERIOD: The Cold War
East Germany: Deutsche Demokratische RepublikGerman Democratic Republic
A Night Divided begins August 13, 1961 when Gerta first sees that the Berlin Wall to separate East and West Berlin had been erected overnight. At first the wall was just a barbed wire fence. Later it was made of concrete blocks 12 feet high and four feet wide. The book jumps forward to 1965 and Gerta says her family had been separated by the wall for four years.
The book takes place in Berlin which is the capital of Germany. Gerta, her mother, and brother Fritz live in East Berlin while her brother Dominic and father live in West Berlin.
The time period is during the Cold War. After World War II, the allied powers divided Germany into East and West. Great Britain, France, and the United States controlled West Germany and West Berlin while the Soviet Union (Russia) controlled East Germany and East Berlin. At this time there was great tension between the democratic governments of the West and the communist government of the East.
West Germany: Bundesrepublik DeutschlandFederal Republic of Germany