13 August 2011

50 Jahre Mauerbau

On 13 August 1961, East Germany closed its border between East and West Berlin, dividing Berlin for the next 28 years until the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989.

The 50th anniversary is a sobering commemoration.

The Wall was a 1962 short documentary film directed by Walter de Hoog for the US Government

See BBC News and France24/AFP for reporting on the commemorations (in English).

More in-depth coverage in Deutsche Welle (in English), Die Welt, Berliner Morgenpost (2) and Der Spiegel.

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