- Gaedecke, André, Hellersdorf. Geschichte der Berliner Verwaltungsbezirke, Berlin 1996.
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Hellerdorf is a large urban district of Berlin that was created during the 1950s and sixties. It was planned as a large housing settlement built according to the 'Plattenbau' construction method. Hellersdorf consisted of the urban districts of Kaulsdorf, Mahlsdorf and Hellersdorf. In 1920 Hellersdorf was incorporated in the municipality of Berlin. The biggest part of the residential district of Hellersdorf was built in the second half of the 1980s. After the war and the foundation of the GDR it became part of the socialist state.