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Berlin Wall / Graffiti / Photo / 1985Berlin, Berlin Wall.  Graffiti “Deutschstunde” (German class) with a desk and chair at the Berlin Wall near Potsdamer Platz.  Photo, 1985.Hans W. Mende

Graffiti “Deutschstunde” (German class) with a desk and chair at the Berlin Wall near Potsdamer Platz.

akg-images -The Berlin Wall / Photo / 1982Berlin, Berlin Wall – Sector border (1961–1989/90).  View of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz.  Photo, 1982.Henning Langenheim

akg-images -The Berlin Wall / Photo / Berlin Wall – Sector border View of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz.

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.

akg-images -The Berlin Wall / Photo / 1982Berlin, Berlin Wall – Sector border (1961–1989/90).  View of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz.  Photo, 1982.Henning Langenheim

akg-images -The Berlin Wall / Photo / Berlin Wall – Sector border View of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz.

Berlin im August 1961 Die Stadt wird durch die Mauer geteilt und Menschen im Sowjetsektor nutzen spontan die letzte Gelegenheit zur Flucht in den Westteil Berlins

Berlin im August 1961 Die Stadt wird durch die Mauer geteilt und Menschen im Sowjetsektor nutzen spontan die letzte Gelegenheit zur Flucht in den Westteil Berlins

Families that were separated by the speed by which The Berlin Wall was constructed often times remained separated for life events. Often times children were held up to show them to doting aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

F&O Fabforgottennobility - schrumpfgermane: berlin wall, 1961

A young West German girl smiling at her father as she points to a large hole in the #Berlin #Wall Nov. 11, 1989. More information on Berlin: visitBerlin.com

Remembering the Berlin Wall

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.

Mstislav Rostropovich playing Bach at the collapse of the Berlin Wall. On top of being one of the greatest cellists who ever lived, he was also one of the greatest people who ever lived. His life's work to improve the health and future of children is continued by his Foundation (linked).

Mstislav Rostropovich playing Bach at the collapse of the Berlin Wall 1989

Do something crazy in your life that you'll always remember

Berlin Wall is torn down in 1989 after 38 years of separation of the East and West sides of the German City. Many civilians took hammers to the wall to tear away the terror of the pass.

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

Berliners wave over the wall at Bernauer Strasse, not far from where Thomas Kruger and his family lived in East Berlin.

Citizens of West Berlin stand on ladders near a lamp post to greet friends and loved ones on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall.

Berlin Wall posters peeling | Flip Schulke

Berlin Wall posters peeling | Flip Schulke

adreciclarte:  Ian Berry - Two brothers meet for Christmas time after being separated by the wall, West Berlin, 1963

Brothers meet for a Christmas reunion after being separated by the Berlin Wall for over 2 years. From Dec 1963 - Jan West Berlin residents were allowed one-day passes to visit relatives in the East.

Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, 1961

Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, 1961

West Berliner looking into East Berlin through a crack in the Berlin Wall at the time of its construction. West Berlin, Germany, November 1961. Photo by Don McCullin

The Berlin Wall - Don McCullin's Lost Negatives

West Berliner looking into East Berlin through a crack in the Berlin Wall at the time of its construction. West Berlin, Germany, November Photo by Don McCullin

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