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1990/4/3 Trümmerberg der Neuen Reichskanzlei im Todesstreifen der Berliner Mauer an der Voßstraße in Berlin Mitte.   LUMABYTES.com

1990/4/3 Trümmerberg der Neuen Reichskanzlei im Todesstreifen der Berliner Mauer an der Voßstraße in Berlin Mitte. LUMABYTES.com

East German Authorities close the border between east and west Berlin and Construction of the Berlin Wall begins.

Allied Occupied Germany was divided into East and West Germany. Here citizens of East Germany peer through the "Berlin Wall" at West Germany.

COMMUNIST GDR BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF THE BERLIN WALL - AUGUST 1961 - ESCAPE THRU BUILDING WINDOWS

People escape through building windows to West Germany as the Berlin Wall is being built, August 1961

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)

A young West German girl points to a large hole in the Berlin Wall,1989

How one in five Germans wish the Berlin Wall had never fallen

A young West German girl smiling at her father as she points to a large hole in the big hole in the Berlin walll Nov.

Construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961; East German construction workers, supervised by border guards, building the Berlin Wall. During the Cold War, the physical barrier of the Berlin Wall came to symbolise the ideological divisions between Communist Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies and the western democracies of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).

East German construction workers, supervised by border guards, building the Berlin Wall, 1961

Berlin Wall, then and now. Look how industrial and depressing East Germany was even in this tiny snapshot, and how baroque and grand the West was.

Berlin Wall, then and now. Look how industrial and depressing East Germany was even in this tiny snapshot, and how baroque and grand the West was. This is exactly how I remember it.

A citizen of East Berlin peers through barbed wire at a West Berliner over the Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1960s. The mass immigration of Germans from Communist Berlin to Western Berlin inspired East Germany military leader Erich Honeker to construct the blockade, a barricade of concrete walls, mine fields and guard posts that stretched for 100 miles. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A citizen of East Berlin peers through barbed wire at a West Berliner over the Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, Photo credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

A GDR soldier keeps a watchful eye over the Berlin Wall in the 1960's .

East German Communism vs. the perils of the Free West!

Interesting brick pattern behind the guy.A GDR soldier keeps a watchful eye over the Berlin Wall in the .

Berlin Wall.  What a miserable time that whole era was...so glad the wall finally was destroyed.

History vanishing…

Восточногерманские полицейские убирают улицу (Генрих Гейне Штрассе) после строительства пропускного пункта 4 декабря 1961 г. Западный Берлин был окружен стеной протяженностью 155 километров. Вначале это была обычная стена из бетонных блоков высотой три с половиной метра, но вскоре она превратилась в мощный комплекс инженерных сооружений, состоявший из пяти линий заграждений общей шириной до 150 метров: эскарпы, рвы, контрэскарпы, стены, проволочные

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East German police, at Heinrich Heine Strasse border crossing point on Dec.

East German guards on lookout, the Berlin Wall, 1962 | © Flip Schulke

Two East German guards are seen through the barbed wire of the Berlin Wall looking back toward the western side. Note that the Vopo on the left is armed with a World War II-era Russian submachine gun.

Berlin Wall: Then and Now - Berlin Wall at the empty Potsdamer Platz in August, 1962, and (below) a scene of traffic in the same area in September, 2014.

BERLIN - Then and Now - Berlin Wall at the empty Potsdamer Platz in August, 1962 and (below) a scene of traffic in the same area in September,

The border along Niederkirchnerstraße, West. Now the site of the Topographie des Terrors (Topography of Terror) open air museum. P.S this woman is an amazing writer!

Niederkirchnerstraße … then and now

The border along Niederkirchnerstraße, West. Now the site of the Topographie des Terrors (Topography of Terror) open air museum.S this woman is an amazing writer!

18 Captivating Images of the History of the Berlin Wall

18 Captivating Images of the History of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the GDR (East Germany) starting on…