The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 2015 – 06:17 pm

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:

  1. A 2011 poll conducted by Russia's VTsIOM, found that more than half of all Russians do not know who built the Berlin Wall. Ten percent of people surveyed thought Berlin residents built it themselves. Six percent said Western powers built it and four percent thought it was a "bilateral initiative" of the Soviet Union and the West. Fifty-eight percent said they did not know who built it, with just 24 percent correctly naming the Soviet Union and its then-communist ally East Germany.
  2. Little is left of the Wall at its original site, which was destroyed almost everywhere. None still accurately represents the Wall's original appearance. They are badly damaged by souvenir seekers. Fragments of the Wall were taken and some were sold around the world. Appearing both with and without certificates of authenticity, these fragments are now a staple on the online auction service eBay as well as German souvenir shops.
Great video Doodle celebrating and memorializing the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of Berlin Wall and its pieces around the world...

Source: mfs-viralvids.blogspot.com


 

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