An East German soldier helps a boy over the barbed wire on the East-West border. After this, the soldier was replaced and his fate is unknown. HuMANity.

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

West German girls chat with their grandparents in East Germany, separated from them by an early version of the Berlin Wall.

Two little girls in a West German street chat with their grandparents in the window of their home in the eastern zone, separated only by a barbed wire barricade. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images).

Windows are bricked up on the East Berline side during the construction of the Berlin Wall, Germany, November 1961 © Don McCullin / Contact Press Images / LUZphoto

photographing the construction of the Berlin Wall excerpt from Shaped By War (Jonathan Cape, London, Text & Photographs copyright © Don McCullin (Contact Press Images)

Trabant - Letzte Ausfahrt in der DDR

Former East Germany/ GDR and the infamous Trabant-car (sign reads:" Last exit ramp in the GDR")

DDR Speisen

DDR foods - typical dishes from historical East Germany

DDR Apartment, Berlin 1972

DDR Apartment, Berlin 1972 Links im Bild der Badezimmerofen vom VEB Wittigsthal…

Berlin-Hauptstadt der DDR postage stamp, East Germany, 1969, by Deutsche Post.

Berlin-Hauptstadt der DDR postage stamp, East Germany, by Deutsche Post.

der sandmann, east germany

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As the rise of the Berlin Wall began in 1961.

NVA soldier Conrad Schumann defecting to West Berlin during the wall's early days in