When did the Berlin Wall collapseApril 17, 2016 – 01:25 am

When did the Berlin Wall collapse

Where were you the night the Berlin Wall fell? Sabrina Ben Aouicha, project curator, Germany: memories of a nation , British Museum Wach auf, Sabrina! Du musst dir ansehen, wie Geschichte geschrieben wird! ‘Wake up, Sabrina! You have to witness this; history is being written!’ These were the words my father woke me with, on a cold November night 25 years ago today. Although I was 8 years old (nearly 9) at the time, I still remember them today. I think…

Berlin Wall history ChannelDecember 6, 2015 – 07:09 pm

Berlin Wall history Channel

David Hasselhoff visits the remnants of the Berlin Wall to investigate its horrific history durin ABOUT THE SHOW David Hasselhoff has a unique link to the Berlin Wall – a massive pop star across Germany, he was invited to perform in Berlin to a million-strong crowd from a newly united East and West Germany, singing on the broken barrier on New Year’s Eve 1989. Arguably more than any other event, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent collapse…

Who built the Berlin Wall?November 9, 2015 – 06:17 pm

Who built the Berlin Wall?

The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Google Doodle Not all segments of the Berlin wall were ground up as the wall was being torn down. Many segments have been given to various institutions around the world. They can be found, for instance, in presidential and historical museums, lobbies of hotels and corporations, at universities and government buildings, and in public spaces around the world. Fast Facts: A 2011 poll conducted by Russia…

Berlin Wall Knocked downOctober 19, 2015 – 04:50 pm

Berlin Wall Knocked down

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Berlin Wall fell. The Intercollegiate Review is marking this anniversary with reflections on the historic events of November 1989, as well as the lead-up to and aftermath of the wall’s collapse. In retrospect, what event fails to suggest a certain inevitability about itself, conveying the sense that because it happened it had to have happened? Twenty-five years ago this week, the Berlin Wall finally fell. Of course…

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…