Berlin Wall (Germany)August 23, 2015 – 08:22 pm

Berlin Wall (Germany)

Germany Divided In Two cuts it in two; then a (plough) share appears and shaves around the lower section after which the block becomes a dried up aloe stump. The share shaved somewhat deeper on one side of the block. The remnant becomes a piece of cloth which winds around the aloe stump, which in turn rotates. A large herd of blue cattle goes south, passing a wall on their right. He interpreted this vision as follows: Germany would be divided after…

Berlin Wall, before and afterJuly 24, 2015 – 02:08 pm

Berlin Wall, before and after

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with people dancing on the Berlin Wall on November 10, 1989 and then 25 years after in October 2014. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, Markus Schreiber) US President John F Kennedy looking across the Berlin Wall into East Germany during his visit on June 26, 1963 and the area of former Checkpoint Charlie on September 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) The Berlin Wall along Bernauer Strasse in the north of Berlin with graffiti…

Berlin Wall, erectedDecember 22, 2013 – 10:20 am

Berlin Wall, erected

Berlin Wall German Berliner Mauer, Berlin Wall: the wall one day after it openedAPbarrier that surrounded West Berlin and prevented access to it from East Berlin and adjacent areas of East Germany during the period from 1961 to 1989. In the years between 1949 and 1961, about 2.5 million East Germans had fled from East to West Germany , including steadily rising numbers of skilled workers, professionals, and intellectuals. Their loss threatened to…

Berlin Wall death stripMay 3, 2014 – 01:54 pm

Berlin Wall death strip

Story highlights The Berlin Wall Trail runs for 99 miles along the frontier that once divided the city Completed in 2009 at a cost of $13.4 million dollars, the trail attracts all types of cyclists All 14 sections of the trail are connected by public transportation Numerous beer gardens lie close to the route A lone saxophonist plays in the shadow of an overpass while a horde of cyclists looks down at a set of tangled train tracks. This outwardly…

Piece of Berlin WallNovember 19, 2013 – 04:22 pm

Piece of Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago Sunday, and the world is taking time to recall one of the great turning points of recent history. The anniversary of its collapse is an opportunity for reflection about how far humanity has come since the days when Germany stood divided, and a visit to a piece of the fallen wall is a great way to establish a physical connection with history. In the years since the nearly 90-mile-long Berlin Wall was torn down concrete…

Where was the Berlin Wall built?December 19, 2013 – 11:35 am

Where was the Berlin Wall built?

This Week In History: Wk 45 (9 November 1989) For the first time since it was built in 1961, free movement is allowed through the Berlin Wall. In 1989, people were allowed to move freely through checkpoints in the Berlin Wall for the first time since it was built in 1961. The wall was intended to prevent the movement of people between communist East Berlin and capitalist West Berlin. Its subsequent destruction became a powerful symbol of the end of…

Construction of Berlin WallJune 26, 2014 – 04:28 pm

Construction of Berlin Wall

“DIE Mauer muss weg!” (“Away with the wall!”) shouted the hundreds of thousands of East Berliners who demonstrated in October and November 1989 against East Germany s fading communist regime. Their hopes were realised on November 9th as one checkpoint after another was opened (see article) and the hated wall started to crumble. Thunderous applause greeted the removal of each chunk of a cement boundary that had divided not just a city, but also a country…

Length of Berlin WallApril 9, 2014 – 07:08 am

Length of Berlin Wall

After the end of World War II, the Allies took over the fallen city of Berlin—with the US, UK, and France administering control over what would become part of West Germany in 1949 and the USSR taking control of the East. That division was crystallized with the building of a wall dividing the former capital in 1961. In 1989, exactly 25 years ago today, the Berlin Wall finally fell. The city has marked it with a beautiful temporary art installation…

East Germany Berlin WallMarch 22, 2014 – 05:13 pm

East Germany Berlin Wall

In 1987, speaking at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Ronald Reagan issued a challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev. “If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalisation, come here to this gate, ” Reagan said. “Mr Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Reagan’s speech was triumphalist. He knew that communism was on the ropes. Yet Gorbachev did not rise to the challenge and…

Collapse of Berlin WallMay 4, 2015 – 04:51 pm

Collapse of Berlin Wall

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev walks across Pariser Platz near the Brandenburg Gate on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Photograph: Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/Getty Images As Berliners watch 8, balloons being released into the night sky this evening, old divisions between east and west will symbolically vanish into thin air with them. Yet the runup to the festivities has already served up plenty of reminders…