Berlin Wall torn downFebruary 11, 2017 – 07:46 pm

Berlin Wall torn down

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a sharply critical op-ed piece for the Russian Web site Pravda, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a brutal, freedom-hating tyrant” and challenged Mr. Putin to tear down the Berlin Wall. “The Wall stands as a symbol of your failed, repressive system, ” Sen. McCain said. “Until you tear it down, the world will see you and your Soviet goons for what you are: relics destined for the…

Pictures of Berlin WallFebruary 5, 2017 – 07:24 pm

Pictures of Berlin Wall

Two weeks after the East German government sealed off the Soviet-occupied sector, Berlin s former chief crossing point between East and West, the Brandenburg Gate on Pariser Platz,appears as no man s land, in this aerial view taken from the British sector of Berlin, on August 26, 1961. Seen in the foreground is part of the city s park Tiergarten,divided by the avenue Strasse des 17. Juni,behind Brandenburg Gate proceeds the famous boulevard Unter…

Year Berlin Wall fellJanuary 27, 2017 – 06:32 pm

Year Berlin Wall fell

On Nov. 9, Germans will celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the most beautiful moments in their troubled history: the day that ordinary people, with ordinary aspirations, brought down the Berlin Wall. Not a shot was fired, not a drop of blood was shed, and in less than a year, divided Germany was reunited, paving the way for the reunification of a continent cut in two by the Cold War. The paradox of the Berlin Wall is that it fell for exactly…

What caused the Berlin Wall to fall?January 18, 2017 – 06:03 pm

What caused the Berlin Wall to fall?

Reuters The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is on Sunday, Nov. 9. The fall of the wall quickly led to the reunification of East and West Germany, after 45 years apart. But what many people don t know is that as the Soviet Union lost control over East Germany, a series of political events dramatically accelerated the construction of the euro. Records held by the Margaret Thatcher Foundation show just how rattled other European leaders…

Berlin Wall Brandenburg GateJanuary 9, 2017 – 05:47 pm

Berlin Wall Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate German Brandenburger Tor, Brandenburg Gate© Helga Lade/Peter Arnold, Inc.the only remaining town gate of Berlin , Germany , standing at the western end of the avenue Unter den Linden. It has served as a symbol of both the division of Germany and the country’s reunification and is one of Berlin’s most-visited landmarks. Brandenburg GateJohn Waterman—Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesThe gate was commissioned by Frederick William…

Berlin Wall escape attemptsJanuary 3, 2017 – 05:38 pm

Berlin Wall escape attempts

We re approaching the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down (November 9, 1989). Although the East German government fortified the barrier with everything from watchtowers to guard dogs to beds of nails, a few people managed to slip over the border in amazing ways. 1. On a Tightrope East German acrobat Horst Klein made one of the most daring escapes over the wall in early 1963. Thanks to his acrobatic skill, Klein was able to turn an unused…

Berlin Wall WorksheetDecember 7, 2016 – 03:53 pm

Berlin Wall Worksheet

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Berlin Wall torn down dateNovember 28, 2016 – 03:03 pm

Berlin Wall torn down date

A truly unbelievable rumor circulates the streets of West Berlin: the East German government will allow its citizens the freedom to leave East Berlin for the first time in 28 years. I ll believe it when I see it,many skeptics utter under their breath. Ermfried Prochnow, a West Berlin taxi driver, is one such skeptic. However, as he passes a corner near the wall that has separated East from West traffic begins to slow. Is it possible? Five minutes…

Fall of Berlin WallOctober 8, 2016 – 01:03 pm

Fall of Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall in 1990 (Jurek Durczak) The New York Times that our so-called foreign policy “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall, among many other things. Here’s what he wrote at the time. The Soviet Union embarks on a second revolution and reaches out for peace with the West; East Europeans demand freedom and democracy; East Germans tear down the Berlin Wall and flee their country. These and other amazing changes erupt in world politics, and…

When the Berlin Wall came downSeptember 23, 2016 – 12:12 pm

When the Berlin Wall came down

On the evening of November 9 1989, East Germans began to walk through the Berlin Wall. Now, with hindsight, it seems inevitable that their story would end happily, that East and West Germany would reunite, that Berlin would become one city as it is so triumphantly today. But nothing seemed obvious at the time, and nobody was at all sure of that happy ending. On the contrary, the Berlin I remember was darker and stranger than any of the “vintage” footage…