Monday, November 9, 2009

The fall of Berlin Wall, 20 years on

Built in 1961 the Berlin Wall is the single most important symbol of Germany’s former division. During its existence until November 9th 1989, the Wall stopped almost all such emigration and separated the GDR from West Berlin for more than a quarter of a century. After its erection, around 5,000 people attempted to escape over the wall, with estimates of the resulting death toll varying between around 100 and 200.

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