Erkunde Der Unter, Unter Anderem und noch mehr!

"High Noon auf der Glienicker Brücke":  Am 11. Juni 1985 gegen Mittag...

"High Noon auf der Glienicker Brücke": Am 11. Juni 1985 gegen Mittag...

(AP) Dramatische Flucht aus dem Grenzhaus. - Mit ihrem Gepaeck konnten in der Nacht zum 10 September 1961 zwoelf Ostberliner - eine vierkoepfige Familie mit ihren Angehoerigen - aus dem ersten Stock eines an der Sektorengrenze stehenden Hauses fliehen. Unter dem Vorwand einer Familienfeier hatten sie sich in der Grenzwohnung versammelt, den zum Osten fuehrenden Eingang des Treppenhauses verbarrikadiert und sich dann nacheinander an einem Seil in den Westsektor hinabgelassen. Volkspolizisten…

(AP) Dramatische Flucht aus dem Grenzhaus. - Mit ihrem Gepaeck konnten in der Nacht zum 10 September 1961 zwoelf Ostberliner - eine vierkoepfige Familie mit ihren Angehoerigen - aus dem ersten Stock eines an der Sektorengrenze stehenden Hauses fliehen. Unter dem Vorwand einer Familienfeier hatten sie sich in der Grenzwohnung versammelt, den zum Osten fuehrenden Eingang des Treppenhauses verbarrikadiert und sich dann nacheinander an einem Seil in den Westsektor hinabgelassen. Volkspolizisten…

Allein unter Männern:  Margot Honecker im Kreise ihrer ausschließlich...

Allein unter Männern: Margot Honecker im Kreise ihrer ausschließlich...

Earlier West German estimates of the number of people killed were considerably higher: according to the West German Ministry for Inter-German affairs in 1966, 513 people (including 116 "functionaries of the SED regime") were killed in the uprising, 106 people were executed under martial law or later condemned to death, 1,838 were injured, and 5,100 were arrested (1,200 of these were later sentenced to an average of 5 years in penal camps). It also was alleged that 17 or 18 Soviet soldiers…

Earlier West German estimates of the number of people killed were considerably higher: according to the West German Ministry for Inter-German affairs in 1966, 513 people (including 116 "functionaries of the SED regime") were killed in the uprising, 106 people were executed under martial law or later condemned to death, 1,838 were injured, and 5,100 were arrested (1,200 of these were later sentenced to an average of 5 years in penal camps). It also was alleged that 17 or 18 Soviet soldiers…

8.14.1961 - An East Berliner pleads with the East Berlin People's Police as he tries to cross the closed border.

8.14.1961 - An East Berliner pleads with the East Berlin People's Police as he tries to cross the closed border.

Confrontation as the wall starts to be built

Confrontation as the wall starts to be built

East German border guards watch the Queen through binoculars during her visit to the Berlin Wall

East German border guards watch the Queen through binoculars during her visit to the Berlin Wall

Abatido tras saltar el muro abandonando el berlin comunista

Abatido tras saltar el muro abandonando el berlin comunista

August 17, 1961: A citizen of East Berlin asks a woman in West Berlin to get something from a store on a divided street

Berlin Wall: building the wall and a city divided between East and West

August 17, 1961: A citizen of East Berlin asks a woman in West Berlin to get something from a store on a divided street

Germany. At the time of the construction of the Berlin Wall, November 1961 // © Don McCullin

Germany. At the time of the construction of the Berlin Wall, November 1961 // © Don McCullin

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