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  Berlin Wall Maps
After World War II the city of Berlin was divided in four sectors.
Until the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961 Berlin citizen were allowed to cross the border sectors from West to East or East to West Berlin.
The after 1976 white painted Wall became also reality on city maps in East Berlin: West Berlin was a white area on city maps published in the East.
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 Facts of Berlin Wall - History of Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall was erected in the night of August 13, 1961.
The first Wall was improved during the next years and it's difficult to distinguish between the first and the second generation of the Wall.
The third generation of Wall consisted of concrete slabs between steel girder and concrete posts with a concrete sewage pipe on top of the Wall.
www.dailysoft.com /berlinwall/history/facts.htm   (257 words)

  Berlin Wall | GreatEuropeanCities.com
The Berlin Wall became the most important mean to the East-German authorities to prevent defection to the West.
This part of the wall is preserved to show the earlier separation of east and west Berlin, and is today protected as an important historical monument.
Along the remains of the wall there is today an outdoor exhibit with pictures and documents from the history of the wall.
berlin.greateuropeancities.com /sights/berlin-wall.php   (226 words)

  Berlin Wall - MSN Encarta
The Berlin Wall was a highly visible symbol of the Cold War, the post-1945 struggle between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and its allies, including East Germany, and the United States and its allies.
Although the GDR announced that the wall was needed to prevent military aggression and political interference from West Germany, the East German government built tank traps and ditches along the eastern side of the wall, suggesting that it was constructed to keep East German citizens in.
East Germany eventually participated in the removal of the Berlin Wall and reunited with West Germany in 1990 as one nation, the Federal Republic of Germany.
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 Berlin Wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wall was subsequently destroyed by a euphoric public over a period of several weeks, and its fall was the first step toward German reunification, which was formally concluded on October 3, 1990.
This version of the Wall is the one most commonly seen in photographs, and surviving fragments of Wall in Berlin and elsewhere around the world are generally pieces of the fourth-generation Wall.
A portion of the wall is on display outside the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Berlin Wall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Berlin Wall (German: Die Berliner Mauer) was a long barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the surrounding territory of East Germany.
West Berlin's precarious position was a key factor in the decision to make Bonn the seat of government of West Germany in preference to either West Berlin or Frankfurt.
The Wall was physically destroyed almost everywhere, except for three locations: one section of 80 meters near Potsdamer Platz (see picture), a second longer one along the Spree River near the Oberbaumbr├╝cke, the so-called East Side Gallery, and a third one in the north at Bernauer Stra├če, which was turned into a memorial in 1999.
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 Germany Info: Welcome: Berlin - Capital City
The Wall was built by the GDR régime in order to prevent its residents from fleeing the territory.
Thus, the division of Berlin, the division of Germany and Europe was sealed.
At the end of the century, Berlin is the capital of a free and reunited Germany, integrated in western alliances and living at peace with its neighbours, having found its acknowledged place in the community of nations.
www.germany.info /relaunch/welcome/berlin/berlin_wall1.html   (560 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer or Antifaschistischer Schutzwall) was a separation barrier between West Berlin and East Germany (the German Democratic Republic), which closed the border between East and West Berlin for 28 years.
The Berlin Wall was the most prominent part of the GDR border system and an iconic symbol of the Cold War.
However the Wall was a propaganda disaster for East Germany and the Communist bloc.
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 Berlin Wall / Senate Department of Urban Development in Berlin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since its erection in 1961, the Berlin Wall was for many years the place, where the geopolitical division of Europe, of Germany and of Berlin manifested itself.
After the fall of the Wall on the 9th of November in 1989, the joy and relief of the end of the division was omnipresent and the public understanding for the protection of testimonies of the border fortifications amongst those involved was little.
As authentic testimonies, listed Wall segments can best remind of the division of the city that lasted for 28 years and the terror that was linked with the border facilities and the inhumanity of the system.
www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de /denkmal/denkmale_in_berlin/en/berliner_mauer   (707 words)

 Berlin Wall - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BERLIN WALL [Berlin Wall] 1961-89, a barrier first erected in Aug., 1961, by the East German government along the border between East and West Berlin, and later extended along the entire border between East Germany and West Germany.
The wall at 25: symbol of unending confrontation.
Five years after the Wall came down, Berlin is a city of ghosts.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BerlinWa.asp   (436 words)

 The Fall of the Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall is opened and five million people come to Berlin to celebrate the end of the Wall, the end of the Cold War, the end of Communism, and the reunification of Germany.
Concrete Curtain: The Life and Death of the Berlin Wall: The Caen Memorial and the DHM of Berlin.
Lost Border: Photographs of the Iron Curtain The landscape of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall and the subsequent reconstruction of central Berlin.
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 Berlin Wall Tourist Guide: Berlin Wall sections
The Berlin Wall was a symbol of the Cold War and separation of Germany and Berlin.
In Berlin only a few sections of the former Berlin Wall and some watch towers still exist and it's to be expected that even more of these Berlin Wall sections on original places will disappear within the next years.
On most streets the former course of the Berlin Wall is marked by a doubled row of paving stones.
www.dailysoft.com /berlinwall/guide   (134 words)

 The Berlin Wall (1961–1990) — Infoplease.com
The Berlin Wall: a secret history: the Berlin Wall was a tangible symbol of the suppression of human rights by the Eastern bloc during......
Berlin: the flash-point of the Cold War, 1948-1989: David Williamson explains why events in Berlin twice threatened to unleash a third......
Immigration, asylum and citizenship in Germany: The impact of unification and the Berlin republic.
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 CNN.com - Memories of the Berlin Wall - August 14, 2001
The Wall has always intrigued me. Hearing the dramatic and often horrifying tales of people trying to escape, I found it heart-wrenching to have been able to stand on the wall at the Brandenburg Gate that New Year's Eve as I climbed over it from West to East Germany.
When I visited the city again in 1992, it was a pleasant shock not to have the Wall, but it made plain the sharp contrast in attitudes, culture and living standards between East and West that the Wall partially obscured.
The construction of the Berlin Wall showed that even back then communism was failing, and that force, suppression, torture and imprisonment of entire nations was the only thing that held the Soviet empire together.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/yoursay/08/13/berlinwall.anniversary   (1278 words)

 BiW: The Berlin Wall
The wall had vanished almost completely by 1991; there are a few remainders at the Bernauer Strasse, the Niederkirchnerstrasse (near the building of the former Prussian parliament, now housing the parliament of Berlin) and as the 1.3 km long "East-Side-Gallery" near the railway station "Ostbahnhof".
On February 1997, a red line was painted on the pavement at the former "Checkpoint Charlie" to mark the course of the former Berlin wall.
On August 13 1998, a wall memorial was inaugurated at the Bernauer Strasse (at the corner to the Ackerstrasse, city districts Wedding/Mitte).
userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de /BIW/wall.html   (937 words)

 Germans find fewer deaths at Berlin Wall - World - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BERLIN -- At least 125 persons died at the Berlin Wall in the three decades before the great symbol of divided Cold War Europe was finally torn down in 1989, German researchers said yesterday.
Researchers have discounted 62 suspected Berlin Wall deaths that turned out to be suicides or the victims survived.
She was not allowed to visit him and, after the secret police hinted her son had died in an attempt to escape, she was forced to sign a statement promising not to tell anyone.
www.washtimes.com /world/20060809-122710-6757r.htm   (570 words)

 History of the Berlin Wall
The border between East and West Berlin is opened and daily half a million people cross the border from one part of the city into the other.
The wall is built and separates the city into two parts for more than 28 years.
The Wall was completly removed and there are only a few parts which can still be found.
www.dailysoft.com /berlinwall/history/index.htm   (335 words)

 Berlin Wall: Surfing the Net with Kids
We are in pre-1990 Berlin, Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie.
On June 26, 1963, in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech that paid tribute to the Berliners' quest for freedom.
Ode to Joy and Freedom: The Fall of the Berlin Wall
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 Amazon.com: The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Books: William F. Jr. Buckley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In one sense, the Wall was a formidable barrier.
Buckley believes that the Wall's fall was both a vindication of the West's refusal to kowtow to the Soviets and a tribute to the "undeniable spirit of East German dissenters." Today pieces of the Wall exist as mere souvenirs on mantelpieces.
We are extremely fortunate to have the story of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall rendered in the precise narrative of Mr.
www.amazon.com /Fall-Berlin-Wall-William-Buckley/dp/0471267368   (3645 words)

 Berlin Wall
Tearing down the Wall signaled not only the end of a city's 28-year separation but also the crumbling of cold war forces that had been brewing since 1945, with the post-World War II division of Berlin into four zones, one each for the United States, The Soviet Union, France and Great Britain.
Two months later, the Berlin Walls - a larger, concrete wall that faced the western half of the city and an additional shadow wall on the eastern side - were erected.
Following the destruction of the Wall, it was only a matter of time until East and West Germany were reunited - a feat that occurred on October 3, 1990.
www.heroism.org /class/1980/berlinwall.htm   (343 words)

 40th Anniversary of JFK's Address at the Berlin Wall Marked at Kennedy Library and Museum - John F. Kennedy ...
This section of Berlin Wall was donated by the German government and brought to the Museum in 1989 with the help of Jean Kennedy Smith, the President’s sister.
on Thursday, June 26, 2003, next to a large section of the Berlin Wall, which was donated by the German government and brought to the Museum in 1989 with the help of Jean Kennedy Smith, the President’s sister.
The Berlin Wall surrounded West Berlin and served as a symbol of the Cold War from the start of its construction the night of August 13, 1961, until its destruction by the end of 1990.
www.jfklibrary.org /JFK+Library+and+Museum/News+and+Press/40th+Anniversary+of+JFKs+Address+at+the+Berlin+Wall+Marked+at+Kennedy+Library+and+Museum.htm   (718 words)

 Google Earth Community: Berlin Wall - Brandenburg Gate - 1984
In the few years immediately after the wall fell, the skyline of Berlin was a mass of cranes.
When the wall was being dismantled, you could break your own bit of and take it home, though the bits with flat sides or colour where the most popular.
Berlin is STILL a city full of cranes, but much of the construction you see currently in GE is finished.
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 Berlin Wall Art and Graffiti
In 1976 East German Border Troops begun to erect a new typ of Wall in Berlin, the so-called 'Border Wall 75'.
Although painting was not allowed, the complete Wall system was on the territory of East Berlin, many artists begun to paint on the Western side of the Wall in the beginning of the 80s.
On the Western side of the Berlin Wall the Wall was colorful whereas the Eastern side was white or grey.
www.dailysoft.com /berlinwall/art   (317 words)

 Internet Links - Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz - by Hans Martin Fleischer
Berlin Wall Photo Exhibition - Photographs taken by students of the Realschule Renningen in 1988
Berlin 1969 - on the hinge of history - Impressions by R. Rynerson
www.dailysoft.com /berlinwall/faq/links.htm   (527 words)

 " The Berlin Wall : Start "
Built in 1961, the Berlin Wall is the single most important symbol of Germany's former division.
Torn down, demolished, donated to museums and universities around the world, and sold as souvenirs - the wall almost disappeared from the city's landscape.
Die-Berliner-Mauer.de will assist you in your journey through the history of the Wall and help you to discover the last remaining pieces of this most visible embodiment of the cold war.
www.the-berlin-wall.de   (103 words)

 Berlin Wall Photographs 1961 and 60s
On August 13, 1961 the Berlin Wall was erected and devided the city of Berlin for more than 28 years.
The photographs shown on this page were taken by unknown photographers in the sixties after building up the wall.
Two months before the wall was build Walter Ulbricht, the East German leader, declared at an international press conference on June 15, 1961:
www.dailysoft.com /berlinwall/photographs/berlinwall-1961.htm   (147 words)

 Berlin Wall Museum
The Berlin Wall Museum is located next to Checkpoint Charlie in the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.
Here you can learn about the history of the Berlin Wall.
The Wall Museum is one of the most visited museums in Berlin, and provides information about the history of the Berlin Wall.
berlin.greateuropeancities.com /museums/wall-museum.php   (104 words)

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