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2382 Massantebrücke, Neukölln

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

people escape through building windows to west germany as the berlin wall is being built, august 1961 .

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.

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 GDR soldier keeps a watchful eye over the Berlin Wall in the 1960's    #Berlin #GDR #BerlinWall

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 .

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.

Berlin Wall Built (1961): Just past midnight during the night of August 12-13, 1961, East German soldiers and construction workers headed to the border of West and East Berlin. While most Berliners were sleeping, the workers quickly constructed a barrier made of concrete posts and barbed wire along the border.  When Berliners did finally wake, they found themselves stuck on whichever side of the border they had fallen asleep on.

Berlin 1961 Berlin Wall Berlin Wall at Zimmerstrasse/Markgrafenstrasse West Berliners watching over the Wall to the East (c) 2001 Heiko Burkhardt

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.

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.

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.

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

History vanishing…

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

"The Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked East Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.

The Berlin Wall, Germany, West Berlin - February 1982 - "Beware - life-threatening danger - the waterway belongs to the east sector of Berlin", in other words "if you fall into the water, West Berlin police cannot intervene here".

The Berlin Wall, Germany, West Berlin - February 1982 - "Beware - life-threatening danger - the waterway belongs to the east sector of Berlin", in other words "if you fall into the water, West Berlin police cannot intervene here". German into Turkish

Sparrows on the Berlin Wall, 1962  by Paul Schutzer

Sparrows on Berlin Wall by Paul Schutzer 1962

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