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  Berlin Wall East Side Gallery
The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3km-long section of the wall near the center of Berlin.
Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world.
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www.eastsidegallery.com   (107 words)

  The Scotsman - International - Fully armed Nazi bomber planes 'buried below East Berlin airport'
Papers among thousands of files captured from the Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, claim tons of live Second World War munitions were buried in concrete bunkers beneath the runways of Schoenefeld airport in East Berlin.
Experts believe it entirely feasible that, in the aftermath of the Second World War, with Berlin littered with millions of tons of unexploded ordnance, the Soviets could well have pressured local officials to move to clear the airfield as swiftly as possible.
Berlin, with its sandy, dry soil, was perfect for the bunker-building of the Third Reich.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=792292003   (593 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.
In the fall of that year, the East German regime was on the verge of collapse, and on November 9, enthusiastic private citizens began to demolish whole sections of the wall without interference from government officials.
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.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761580628/Berlin_Wall.html   (543 words)

 East Germany - MSN Encarta
East Germany, common name of a former republic of central Europe, bordered on the north by the Baltic Sea, on the east by Poland, on the south by the Czech Republic, and on the south and west by the former West Germany.
East Germany occupied the areas which are now the German states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony (Sachsen), Saxony-Anhalt, and Thüringen.
In the 1950s East Germany's relations with capitalist West Germany became strained after West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer claimed that all Germans were one nation and insisted on dealing with the Socialist Unity Party rather than with the East German government.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553194/Germany_East.html   (818 words)

 " The Berlin Wall : History : 1961-1962 "
East German citizens are prohibited from working in West Berlin.The Public Transportation System (Metro and S-Bahn) between East and West Berlin is interrupted.
East German border police close the Brandenburg Gate as a symbolic act on August 14, 1961.A day later, East German construction workers, guarded by armed border guards, erect the first segments of the Wall.
The East Berliner construction worker, Peter Fechter, is shot and injured by border guards.
www.the-berlin-wall.de /61.html   (488 words)

  East Berlin, Germany  - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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.
In the fall of that year, the East German regime was on the verge of collapse, and on November 9, enthusiastic private citizens began to demolish whole sections of the wall without interference from government officials.
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.
www.galenfrysinger.com /east_berlin.htm   (568 words)

 East Berlin 1990   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because the theatre we were performing in was in East Berlin, we had working visas for East Germany.
We were told we were only to go through Checkpoint Charlie, but lots of my colleagues who were out late (West Berlin night life is very active) didn't feel like going out of their way and crossed over at the Brandenburg gate with no problems at all.
The East side had been done in the previous six months, the West, I guess, over the years that the Wall stood.
etherwork.net /llizard/travel/Berlin90.html   (1099 words)

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In Fall of 1989, the Berlin Wall began to crumble, as the East German government caved in under the pressure of demonstrators.
The Berlin Wall was breached on Nov. 9, 1989, paving the way for the unification of Communist East Germany with the West on Oct. 3, 1990.
But billions of euros (dollars) spent rebuilding the east have failed to prop up the depressed region, which is plagued by high unemployment and a shrinking population.
www.lycos.com /info/berlin-wall--east-germany.html   (462 words)

 Berlin Wall (1961 - 1989) - History of Cold war in East Germany - GDR
The Berlin Wall (German: "Berliner Mauer") was a long barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the surrounding territory of East Germany.
In 1948, the Berlin Blockade by the Soviet Union led to the Berlin Airlift by the Western Allies.
East Germans were occasionally given permission to cross, particularly when they were too old to work.
www.germannotes.com /hist_east_wall.shtml   (1675 words)

 City Profiles: Berlin
Berlin was founded in the early thirteenth century as the capital of Brandenburg.
East Berlin was the financial, commercial and industrial centre of the German Democratic Republic and an important transit hub for the East-West trade.
Inadequate housing retarded the population growth of East Berlin, and West Berlin suffered from the destruction of one third of its housing to during the Second World War.
www.un.org /cyberschoolbus/habitat/profiles/berlin.asp   (372 words)

 Berlin Crises
Within 3 years, however, Berlin was transformed from the capital of tyranny to an island of freedom; a symbol, not of Germany’s defeat, but of the emerging cold war.
In fact, the history of Berlin--the Berlin Blockade, the East Berlin uprising, the Berlin Quadripartite Agreement, and the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall--reflects the history of the cold war itself.
If the Berlin airlift showed that the West could resist Soviet aggression, the 1953 East Berlin popular uprising showed that the opportunities for such resistance were limited.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/time/cwr/17378.htm   (866 words)

 Berlin Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Berlin is again on the cutting edge, as the federal government, new businesses, artists, and visitors from around the world are all being drawn to the city.
Berlin maintained its status as Germany's capital for the duration of the German Empire (1871-1918), through the post-World War I Weimar Republic (1919-33), and also through Hitler's Third Reich (1933-45).
Hitler and the Nazis made Berlin their capital but ultimately failed to remodel the city into a silent monument to their power: By the end of World War II there was more rubble in Berlin than in all other German cities combined.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=berlin@28   (479 words)

 Berlin: East and West
The Parisians resent the greater physical power of the Berliners, and the Berliners supposedly hold an inferiority complex as to the beauty, charm, and respectability of Paris.
From the nasty days of the Cold War, "East Berlin" is a term synonymous with fear and menace, an omnipresent police and a pitiless scrutiny.
From numerous works of fiction and non-fiction I've read in my childhood and later, East Berlin is the dreaded arena of shadowy covert actions with agents looming under the threat of violent discovery and brutal interrogation under some sadistic interrogator.
www.rjgeib.com /biography/europe/germany/berlin.html   (5111 words)

 PhotoMann Travel Photography Gallery - Berlin Travel Article
The grand buildings in the center of East Berlin were well restored after the war as this was the show-piece of Eastern Europe, but the rest of the east was in disrepair.
Berlin today is one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world.
Venturing to the east of the Brandenburg Gate down Unter den Linden, once the main east-west axis of Imperial Berlin, will lead you to the center of East Berlin which has numerous sites to see and photograph.
www.photomann.com /articles/berlintx.htm   (1724 words)

 The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Berlin is in the center of East Germany.
With Berlin's population of three million, there were over five million people milling around in delirious joy celebrating the reunion of the city after 21 years.
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.
www.andreas.com /berlin.html   (3294 words)

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Berlin was born Israel Baline in Eastern Russia on May 11, 1888.
Today, the Cold War and the iconic events of November 1989, which saw the Berlin Wall torn to pieces by those whom it had oppressed for so long, are starting to seem like a distant memory and all the talk in Berlin is of the future.
With the rise of Berlin the old settlement of Union, a mile to the east, revived as its old buildings were used by the Berlin miners.
www.lycos.com /info/berlin--east-berlin.html   (550 words)

 The city of Berlin, Brandenburg Gate, Synagogue, Siegessäule victory column, Berlin Wall
Berlin has no skyscrapers like New York and the television tower seems to be the tallest structure in the city.
Berlin was originally the capital of the kingdom of Prussia and then became the capital of a united imperial Germany when the Second Reich was proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles on January 18, 1871 following Prussia's victory over France.
Berlin was the residence of Karl Marx, the son and grandson of Jewish rabbis, the man who introduced Communism to the world when he published his Communist Manifesto in 1848.
www.scrapbookpages.com /EasternGermany/Berlin   (2670 words)

 BiW: The Berlin Wall
Early in the morning of Sunday, August 13, 1961, the GDR began under the leadership of Erich Honecker to block off East Berlin and the GDR from West Berlin by means of barbed wire and antitank obstacles.
The border between West Berlin and East Berlin and the GDR had a total length of 166 km, and there was a deeply staggered system of barriers.
Little later, an onrush of East Berliner's towards West Berlin began, and there were celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate and at the Kurfürstendamm in West Berlin.
userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de /BIW/wall.html   (937 words)

 East Berlin
East was added to the name in 1827 when the town post office was established to distinguish it from another Berlin in Somerset Count, PA to the west of Adams County.
During 1879 the people of East Berlin petitioned to have the town incorporated as a borough.
East Berlin had 243 taxpayers, 72 horses, 33 cows, 63 pleasure carriages, 9 gold watches and 14 acres of timber.
eastberlinboro.com /history.htm   (530 words)

 AFTER THE FALL - Berlin: During the Wall
On the night of August 13, 1961, while East and West Berliners slept, the East German military erected a temporary structure that halted the flow of people between the two sides of the city.
To enter East Berlin, visitors had to go through complex border-crossing procedures, including the exchange of a fixed sum of money into East German currency and sometimes the unexplained retention of passports or other kinds of harassment.
The Soviets controlled the East, and at border crossings the tension was often palpable as guards on one side watched guards on the other side in a endless game of who will flinch first.
www.itvs.org /afterthefall/berlin_during.html   (786 words)

 Berlin - Wikitravel
Berlin [1] is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 constituent states (Länder) of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Berlin is a relatively young city by European standards, dating only to the thirteenth century, and it has always had a reputation as a place filled with people from elsewhere.
Berlin uses a zone system, but you are unlikely to need to go beyond zone A and B, except on trips to Potsdam.
wikitravel.org /en/East_Berlin   (12292 words)

 Berlin, West & East, Living There
For a travelog of Berlin, you will have to see other websites, for here is only some of the highlights of my time in Berlin.
It was prior to WW2 one of the main central stations of Berlin.
On this occasion, the dependant wives and kids of those stationed in Berlin were all invited to attend the arrival ceremony.
www.gideon1.net /travels/berlin/6berlin.htm   (1529 words)

 Bechtel Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn - East Berlin (Gettysburg area), Pennsylvania - BBOnline.com / ...
Located 18 miles east of Gettysburg, in the East Berlin, Pennsylvania National Historic District, the Bechtel Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn is living proof of lifestyle in the late nineteeth century.
Located on the corner of West King and Fourth Streets, the Bechtel Victorian Mansion is the largest residence in the town of East Berlin.
It was built in 1897 for the family of William G. Leas, a wealthy wheelwright and banker.
www.bbonline.com /pa/bechtel   (487 words)

 NPR : Old East Berlin Fades Away Amid Renovations
East Berlin's Alexanderplatz, or Alexander Square, was a central meeting place during communist rule in East Germany.
Berlin's most contested redevelopment is Palace Square, which, for 500 years was home to a fortress turned royal residence.
City planners say Berlin, where the two sides of the Cold War rubbed up against each other, is hard to knit together precisely because of history and emotions.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6389848   (599 words)

 The Berlin Airlift
The city of Berlin, although located in the eastern Soviet half, was also divided into four sectors --West Berlin occupied by Allied interests and East Berlin occupied by Soviets.
In June 1948, the Soviet Union attempted to control all of Berlin by cutting surface traffic to and from the city of West Berlin.
This Airbridge to Berlin lasted until the end of September of 1949---although on May 12, 1949, the Soviet government yielded and lifted the blockade.
www.trumanlibrary.org /whistlestop/study_collections/berlin_airlift/large/berlin_airlift.htm   (422 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Ideas / We'll always have East Berlin
In the premiere episode of ``The GDR Show,'' which was broadcast on Wednesday, a beaming Katarina Witt appeared onstage in a creepy grown-up imitation of her childhood East German school uniform.
The talk/variety show allows celebrities and politicians of the former East Germany to wax nostalgic about such things as Communist-issue toilet paper, which was made from old newspapers, with the headlines still legible.
On Nov. 9, 1989, East German government spokesman Gnter Schabowski held a press conference about East Germany's plan to permit citizens to cross the border for limited trips abroad.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2003/09/07/well_always_have_east_berlin   (681 words)

 East Berlin bed and breakfast & inns. Find the perfect East Berlin B&B lodging on BedandBreakfast.com.
Find the perfect East Berlin Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts and Inns.
The Bechtel Victorian Mansion Inn - East Berlin, PA The Bechtel Mansion Inn is located in a restored Victorian Mansion in East Berlin, Pa. National...
Also noted is the approximate distance from East Berlin, Pennsylvania.
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