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  1. The Berlin Wall was born out of the entente between the Soviet Union and the western allies, the United States, United Kingdom and France, primarily, that joined forces to defeat Nazi Germany in World War II.

    On this day in history, November 9, 1989, Berlin Wall falls, marking...
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  3. Why the Berlin Wall rose—and how it fell - National Geographic

    The Berlin Wall stretched for almost 27 miles across the city and employed landmines, dogs, and barbed wire to discourage escape attempts. Still, over 5,000 people managed to reach western...

  4. It was on 9 November 1989, five days after half a million people gathered in East Berlin in a mass protest, that the Berlin Wall dividing communist East Germany from West Germany crumbled.

  5. Fall of the Berlin Wall - Wikipedia

    The fall of the Berlin Wall (German: Mauerfall, pronounced [ˈmaʊ̯ɐˌfal] ⓘ) on 9 November 1989, during the Peaceful Revolution, was a pivotal event in world history which marked the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the figurative Iron Curtain.

  6. All About the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall - ThoughtCo

    Erected in the dead of night on August 13, 1961, the Berlin Wall (known as Berliner Mauer in German) was a physical division between West Berlin and East Germany. Its purpose was to keep disaffected East Germans from fleeing to the West. When the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, its destruction was nearly as instantaneous as its creation.

  7. 10 Things You May Not Know About the Berlin Wall - HISTORY

    The Berlin Wall was actually two walls. The 27-mile portion of the barrier separating Berlin into east and west consisted of two concrete walls between which was a “death strip” up to 160 yards...

  8. Berlin Wall built | August 15, 1961 | HISTORY

    Two days after sealing off free passage between East and West Berlin with barbed wire, East German authorities begin building a wall—the Berlin Wall—to permanently close off access to the West.

  9. Berlin Wall -

    The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site recalling German division More information Image: Stiftung Berliner Mauer/J. Hohmuth Remains of the Wall Berlin's conservation authorities have been working since 1990 to preserve parts of the former border strip More information Image: Senatskanzlei Fall of the Wall

  10. Berlin Wall |

    Berlin Wall ★ Walk along the former Berlin Wall, explore the East Side Gallery & Checkpoint Charlie! Maps for tours, history & memorials Buy tickets From walled city to world city

  11. What Was The Berlin Wall And How Did It Fall? - The Cold War ...

    The Berlin Wall fell on 9 November 1989. By the end of 1990, much of the Wall had been demolished. Explore our timeline of key events in the Berlin Wall’s history using IWM’s film collection.

  12. Berlin Wall | A Visual Guide to the Cold War

    Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall (1961-1989) was a guarded, concrete wall between West Berlin (controlled by the Western Allies) and East Berlin (the Soviet sector of Berlin and the capital of East Germany). It was constructed by East Germany, officially known as the German Democratic Republic, and was described by its government as a barrier ...