Here is the flag of the Federal Republic of Germany, and that of the German Democratic Republic (1959–1990), which was known as the Spalterflagge (divider flag). The coat of arms depicts a hammer, compass and wreath of wheat, representing the labourers, the intellectuals and the farmers.
" After the trial she lived on her own in Lichtenberg in East Berlin. It was difficult for her to leave the apartment. "
There is some controversy over this labelling device, not least because the symbol resembles so closely the armband worn by blinded soldiers in World War II – an original can be seen here on a site dedicated to military memorabilia (about two thirds down the page).