The berlin wall (german: berliner mauer, pronounced [bɛʁˈliːnɐ ˈmaʊ̯ɐ] ( listen)) was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided berlin from 1961 to 1989. November 9, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall the 155km, 36-metre-high wall separated east and west berliners for 28 years, from august 1961 until november 1989. Berlin has a rich culture and art scene inspired by the cold war and berlin wall here are the best place to see where history took place.
The berlin wall, referred to by the president, was built by communists in august 1961 to keep germans from escaping communist-dominated east berlin into democratic west berlin the twelve-foot concrete wall extended for a hundred miles, surrounding west berlin, and included electrified fences and guard posts. The year that changed the world: the untold story behind the fall of the berlin wall [michael meyer] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a riveting, eyewitness account of the collapse of communism in eastern europe and the end of the cold war from the newsweek bureau chief in that region at the time. In the fall of the berlin wall, william f buckley jr details the events leading to the construction of the berlin wall, and the effects the wall and it's demise had on the people of berlin, the other eastern bloc countries, and the rest of the world. Hello, wow 20 years ago, the berlin wall fell, but in palestine, israel has built a wall that is double the hight of the berlin wall, separating people from families, schools, jobs, and hospitals i just think that the wall in palestine should be mentioned.
The berlin wall was a hated piece of concrete in both west and east berlin it divided the city and created a large, ugly grey scar in 1989 118 artists from 21 different countries painted this part of the berlin wall that was never touched by art before, because it lies so close to the river spree. The berlin wall is a historical symbol of the cold war and the fall of the berlin wall is a symbol of the end of the cold war at the same time, the berlin wall has played an extremely important role in the life of millions of people and defined the fate of german people, which has been separated by the wall for decades. The berlin wall during the early years of the cold war, west berlin was a geographical loophole through which thousands of east germans fled to the democratic west. Feature who brought down the berlin wall reagan economics the cia why the usual suspects get too much credit part of an fp series, 20 years after the fall of the berlin wall. Ten years after the fall of the berlin wall, reporters marked the anniversary by focusing on how much worse life had become for those freed from communism cnn's christiane amanpour actually scolded mikhail gorbechev in a november 8, 1999 interview.
The fall of the berlin wall brought new hope but that very closeness has given rise to new dangers - dangers that cannot be contained within the borders of a country or by the distance of an ocean. Time's nov 20, 1989, cover about the fall of the berlin wall chris niedenthal though it can take time to see the true effects of a wall, rarely is the outcome a mere separating of sides. The wall was built over time in berlin, to separate the east and west of the city the wall started in 1961 it was made to stop east germans escaping to the west. Mr gorbachev, tear down this wall —ronald reagan, address at the brandenburg gate, june 12, 1987 in april 1987, when i was assigned to write the speech, the celebrations for the 750th anniversary of the founding of berlin were already under way. 12 years after the berlin wall fell, an eye-witness account by heiko khoo, at a defense of marxism (for the current labor movement) site, offers a detailed narrative of various events leading up to the fall of the wall.
A man hammers a section of the berlin wall after the opening of the east german border was announced on november 9, 1989 (picture: reuters) the fall of the berlin wall on november 9, 1989, was one. The fall of the berlin wall in november 1989 was the decisive moment in a revolution which swept through central and eastern europe, bringing decades of communist rule to an abrupt halt and paving. A woman and a man walk along the painted east side gallery, a former part of the berlin wall, and are reflected in a rain puddle in berlin, germany, 08 july 2014. Celebrating new year's eve on top of the berlin wall, 1989 photograph: wolfgang kumm/dpa/corbis at 105am on sunday 13 august 1961, east german border guards and army combat groups took up. The people of berlin , especially west berlin , ended up resigning themselves to viewing the wall as a part of their city landscape its main effect was to deepen the divide as each part of the city went its own different way the wall fell as the combined result of both internal and external.
It must be a little hard to understand, for anyone reading this under the age of about 30 or so, the significance of the fall of the berlin wall 20 years ago. The east side gallery is approximately a one-mile portion of the berlin wall in berlin, germany the gallery is filled with symbolic artwork, like this one of a car breaking through the wall. Eyewitness to history: the fall of the berlin wall twenty years ago today — on nov 9, 1989 — crowds swelled at the barrier that divided east and west berlin as the wall that stood as a symbol. The cold war is raging us president john f kennedy arrives in west berlin in the morning of 26 june 1963 as he drives through the walled-in city, excited berliners line the streets and give him a rapturous welcome.
Cnn is to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall with a comprehensive package of reports, analysis and interactive coverage as the world revisits a pivotal moment in history. The fall of the berlin wall began the process of german reunification and precipitated the fall of communist regimes across eastern europe, thus drawing the cold war to an end germany was.