Rise and fall of the berlin wall

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rise and fall of the berlin wall

Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall by R.G. Grant

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Berlin Wall

The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany. The West Berlin city government sometimes referred to it as the " Wall of Shame ", a term coined by mayor Willy Brandt in reference to the Wall's restriction on freedom of movement. Before the Wall's erection, 3. Between and the Wall prevented almost all such emigration. In , a series of revolutions in nearby Eastern Bloc countries— Poland and Hungary in particular—caused a chain reaction in East Germany that ultimately resulted in the demise of the Wall. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the Wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere.

The Berlin Wall stood for 10, days. As of Feb. From now on, Berlin will live with the memory of the wall for longer than it lived with the wall itself. Still, there is something lost as the hard-won lessons and perspectives of living in the shadow of the wall begin to recede. The editors at America were hard at work, observing and commenting on developments from around the world, throughout the 10, days the Berlin Wall stood.

The Berlin Wall fell after 28 years of separating communist East Germany from West Berlin. Learn more about the story of this iconic Cold War symbol.
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Reuters - The Berlin Wall was breached 20 years ago on November 9, Here are some key dates in the history of the Berlin Wall. Creating an enduring image, East German soldier Conrad Schumann is photographed leaping over a barbed wire section of the divide into the West. Date of what is generally accepted as first killing by border guards after Wall went up. Guenter Litfin, 24, believed shot dead as he swam across the river Spree.


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