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Barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic, enclosing West Berlin

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Berlin Wall: Barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic, enclosing West Berlin
The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Construction of the Wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1961. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds", and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" from building a socialist state in East Germany.

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Americans contemplate Berlin Wall's fall, U.S.-German ties at 'Wunderbar Together'

For Michael Mucchetti, the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago marked the start of a deeply personal relationship with Germany, and he is determined to ensure that broader U.S.-German ties survive..
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PM Modi invokes anniversary of Berlin Wall fall & Kartarpur, says time to move on


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Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Handshake project tries to create connections where there was division [Video]Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Handshake project tries to create connections where there was division

Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Handshake project tries to create connections where there was division

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:40Published

Review 2019: How commemoration and controversy shaped Europe's cultural year [Video]Review 2019: How commemoration and controversy shaped Europe's cultural year

It was a mixed year for Europe's culture vultures. Anniversaries such as the Berlin Wall provided a timely excuse to revisit a landmark historical event. But there was no shortage of controversy, too...

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:01Published

 

Go, Trabi, go: Germans re-enact fall of Berlin Wall with car parade

Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and defying the scorn of vehicle snobs around the world, hundreds of Germans on Saturday marked the historic event with a parade of historic..
Reuters - Published

PM Modi compares Ayodhya verdict to breaking down of Berlin Wall


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Germany marks 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall

Germany celebrated on Saturday the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Germany, with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier thanking Eastern European neighbors for..
Reuters - Published

'Like the fall of Berlin Wall': PM Modi says Nov 9 historic day for India; hails Kartarpur corridor, Ayodhya verdict

Berlin wall that divided East and West Germany was demolished 30 years ago on November 9, 1989.
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Ayodhya verdict coincides with 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall


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'Cornerstones of cruelty': Recalling Berlin Wall, Pompeo warns of authoritarianism

When Mike Pompeo was posted to Europe as a U.S. soldier in the late 1980s, he patrolled the border that marked the "Iron Curtain" dividing East and West.
Reuters - Published

See the Berlin Wall and escape beneath it in new virtual reality show

A new YouTube show and virtual reality experience transports people to the streets of Berlin to relive the sudden construction of the hated wall in 1961 and its toppling 30 years ago this week.
Reuters - Published

Shout louder, Ossis: Merkel's career advice to fellow East Germans

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall triggered the events leading to German reunification, Chancellor Angela Merkel said her erstwhile countrymen were still too shy at pushing for career..
Reuters - Published

Three decades on, Germans remember surprise fall of Berlin Wall

Sascha Moellering witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov. 9, 1989. But it took about another 10 years for the border between the communist East and capitalist West to come..
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Thirty years after it fell, Berlin Wall lives on in parks, squares and souvenirs

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the imposing structure that divided the Communist East and the capitalist West lives on in public squares, parks and tourist souvenirs.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Don't build Berlin-style wall between Russia and West - Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, has warned against building a new physical or invisible wall between Russia and the West, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Reuters - Published

From Alice in Wonderland to walking the dog: Germans recall fall of Berlin Wall

Dagmar Simdorn had been to visit her husband's grave when she walked out of the cemetery and looked along her street toward the austere Berlin Wall checkpoint at Bernauer Strasse. There was an opening.
Reuters - Published

Thirty years after it fell, the Berlin Wall still divides Germans

When Matthias Rudolph joined political protests in Leipzig in 1989, he wanted to change the Communist German Democratic Republic. Thirty years on, he enjoys the freedoms the fall of the Berlin Wall..
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30 years after fall of Berlin Wall, East Germans feel inferior

A majority of Germans in the former communist East feel like second-class citizens almost three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall even though they are catching up economically with western..
Reuters - Published

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