Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
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  • World War II, Communisim Subtext In Right To Be Forgotten

    … to varying degrees. What’s very different however is the way in which World War II (specifically the Holocaust) and subsequent dictatorial communist regimes have shaped European thinking. I was in Berlin recently and had a long talk with a German about the history of the East German Secret Police, the Stasi. The Berlin Wall came down in 1989…

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