Berlin Wall addressFebruary 7, 2018 – 09:47 am

Berlin Wall address

“The Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall separate Berlin into East and West. In spite of the changes that are going on in the Communist countries, especially the Soviet Union, that wall is the reminder of the difference between freedom and totalitarianism. The people of East Berlin are walled in with barbed wire and booby-trapped explosives. Our advance people had to put up speakers aimed at East Berlin, hoping that my speech might be heard on the…

Fall of the Berlin Wall TimelineFebruary 4, 2018 – 09:47 am

Fall of the Berlin Wall Timeline

The Berlin Wall in 1990. (© picture-alliance/dpa) On November 9, 1989, the world watched in amazement as jubilant crowds gathered on both sides of the Berlin Wall around midnight to celebrate the opening of the border crossings between the eastern and western parts of the city. A peaceful revolution in East Germany had finally cracked this grim symbol of Cold War and political oppression. It signaled the beginning of the end of Germany s postwar division…

Wiki Berlin WallFebruary 1, 2018 – 09:40 am

Wiki Berlin Wall

Summary [edit] Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free video game cover or boxart for The Berlin Wall (video game) Description This is the cover art for The Berlin Wall (video game) . The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the game or the publisher of the video game or the developers of the video game. Source Article The entire cover: because the image is cover art, a form of product packaging, the entire…

Berlin Wall ArticlesJanuary 23, 2018 – 09:17 am

Berlin Wall Articles

Freedom! The Berlin Wall Cover Credit: CHRIS NIEDENTHAL The Nov. 20, 1989, cover of TIME The Wall crumbles overnight, Berliners embrace in joy and a stunned world ponders the consequences You are getting a free preview of a TIME Magazine article from our archive. Many of our articles are reserved for subscribers only. Want access to more subscriber-only content, click here to subscribe. For 28 years it had stood as the symbol of the division of Europe…

Collapse of the Berlin WallJanuary 20, 2018 – 09:04 am

Collapse of the Berlin Wall

Initially, Department of State officials and Bush’s foreign policy team were reluctant to speak publicly about German “reunification” due to fear that hard-liners in both the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the Soviet Union would stymie reform. Although changes in the GDR leadership and encouraging speeches by Gorbachev about nonintervention in Eastern Europe boded well for reunification, the world was taken by surprise when, during the night…

Hasselhoff Berlin WallJanuary 2, 2018 – 09:54 pm

Hasselhoff Berlin Wall

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — the event that symbolically brought a dramatic end to communism in Eastern Europe. It s easy to look at the Wall now and see a clear and powerful symbol of the division between democracy and repression: an Iron Curtain made of stone. But who would have thought that weeks after the wall fell and for years that followed, an American TV star would come to personify freedom, democracy…

Berlin Wall PresidentDecember 27, 2017 – 09:44 pm

Berlin Wall President

The last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, seated from left to right, take part in an event in Berlin, Oct. 31, 2009, marking the start of celebrations recalling the crumbling of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. President George H.W. Bush got it right. He used prudence, restraint and empathy to facilitate the unraveling of the Soviet Union and the fall of the infamous…

Berlin Wall symbolismDecember 24, 2017 – 09:34 pm

Berlin Wall symbolism

The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 during the Cold War and separated East and West Berlin. The Cold War was the name given to the relationship between the USSR and USA after the end of WW2. The Berlin Wall came to show the different ideologies between the different systems of governments, how they worked and what the people thought about them. What it symbolised It symbolised the difference between the western democrats and the eastern communists and…

Berlin Wall built dateDecember 15, 2017 – 09:24 pm

Berlin Wall built date

The Berlin Wall. Carsten Koall / Getty Images Summary of the Berlin Wall: Physical barrier which surrounded West Berlin, cutting it off from both East Berlin and the surrounding parts of East Germany. The wall was erected by the communist government of East Germany in 1961 to prevent disaffected people fleeing to the West and fell in 1989 after the collapse of Russian backing for the East German government and the opening of crossing points. Background:…

Pink floyd Berlin WallDecember 9, 2017 – 09:05 pm

Pink floyd Berlin Wall

In an interveiw during the early 1980 s, after the last of Pink Floyd s Wall concerts, Roger Waters was asked if he would ever perform The Wall again. He said never, and then jokingly added, unless of course the Berlin Wall comes down or something like that. Little did he know that in less than ten years The Berlin Wall would be no more. 72 year old Leonard Cheshire, a former pilot of the British Air Force, had been an official British observer, and…