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Berlin Wall Photo Essay

Berlin Wall Photo Essay

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Berlin Wall

Photo Essay

Time Line for Berlin Wall
• • May 8, 1945 World War II is over and Berlin is divided into 4 sectors: the American, British, French in the West and the Soviet in the East. June 30, 1946 At the instigation of the Soviet Military administration the demarcation line between East and West Germany is safeguarded. May 24, 1949 Federal Republic of Germany is founded (West Germany) October 7, 1949 German Democratic Republic is founded (East Germany) May 26, 1952 Border between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin is closed. Only the border between East and West Berlin is still opened. December 11, 1957 Leaving East Germany without permission is forbidden and violations are prosecuted with prison up to three years. August 26, 1961 All crossing points are closed for West Berlin citizens June 26, 1963 President John F. Kennedy visits Berlin and says: “Ich bin ein Berliner.” (I am a Berliner) June 12, 1987 President Ronald Reagan visits Berlin and urges Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. November 9, 1989 The wall is breached by citizens on either side. October 3, 1990 Germany is reunited.

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300.Berlin Wall section of the wall that separated West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany) from East Germany (the Democratic Republic of Germany) which was part of the Soviet Block.000 people illegally left East Berlin before the wall was built in 1961. .

.East German Guard escapes through the first barbed wire wall.

Building the Berlin Wall – 90 miles of reinforced concrete began in 1961 .

1963 .Kennedy at the Berlin Wall .

.Checkpoint Charlie One of the few streets remaining through the Berlin Wall. It was guarded by East Germans on one side and Americans on the other.

Monuments to those shot trying to escape to West Berlin .

the socalled 'Border Wall 75'. . many artists begun to paint on the Western side of the Wall beginning of the 1980s. Although painting was not allowed on the East Berlin side.81 ft) high and painted white.60 meter (11.Another Wall In 1976 East German Border Troops begun to erect a new type of Wall in Berlin. This concrete Wall was 3.

The Berlin Wall – East Side – West Side before the wall is town down. .

Keith Haring painted a section of the wall in 1986 .

. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the wall. Over the next few weeks. a euphoric public and souvenir hunters chipped away parts of the wall. joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere. the governments later used industrial equipment to remove most of the rest.The Wall Falls After several weeks of civil unrest. the East German government announced on 9 November 1989 that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin.

1989 .The day the wall fell – November 9.


• The 1. . known as the East Side Gallery. the east side was not accessible to the population.Painting the Wall • While the west side of the wall had been covered with paintings and graffiti. • After most of the wall was torn down over 100 artists from around the world were invited to paint the largest remaining section of the wall. in 1990. which had faded and chipped over the past 20 years.500 yards) of concrete are covered with images related to freedom or the history of the artificial East/West isolation. the artists still alive were invited back to repaint their art work.300 meters (1. • In 2009.

East Side Gallery – 1989 & 2009 .Berlin Wall .

East Side Gallery .

West-Berlin September 1998 .East Side Gallery Susanne Kunjappu-Jellinek.

Thierry Noir. France. West-Berlin September 1998 .

Erich Honniger. help me survive this deadly love" reads the .East Side Gallery Dimitrij Vrubel. "God. Soviet Union. May 1997 Soviet president Leonid Brezhnev kissing his East German counterpart.

September 1998 .East Side Gallery Birgit Kinder East Germny.

20th Anniversary Berlin Wall “Dominos” .

20th Anniversary Berlin Wall “Dominos” .

Construction in Potzdamer Platz .

Potzdamer Platz .after WWII .

the wall and “no man’s land” .Potzdamerplatz .

Line in the ground showing location of wall .

Potzdamerplatz 2010 .


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