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Berlin Wall

Barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic, enclosing West Berlin

The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Construction of the Wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1961. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds", and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.

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For five decades journalist and storyteller Tom Brokaw served as a pillar of NBC News, reporting from such hotspots as Tiananmen Square and the Berlin Wall. His..
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For Michael Mucchetti, the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago marked the start of a deeply personal relationship with Germany, and he is determined to ensure..
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Here's the latest for Saturday, November 9th: Trump to release account of 2nd Ukraine phone call; Germany marks 30 years since Berlin Wall collapse;Former NSC..
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Germany is marking 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. CBS News journalist Anna Noryskiewicz spoke with CBSN from Berlin about the Wall's lasting legacy.
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Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and defying the scorn of vehicle snobs around the world, hundreds of Germans on Saturday marked the..
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A French chocolate sculptor celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall by taking a hammer Saturday to a chocolate replica of the infamous..
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Germany on Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe...
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Germany celebrated on Saturday the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Germany, with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier..
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Germanย chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in East Germany, says history proves that barriers to freedom cannot stand.
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Highlights of this day in history: Germans dance on top of Berlin Wall as communism crumbles in Eastern Europe; Nazis target Jews during 'Kristallnacht'; A..
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Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall, one of the most enduring symbols of the Cold War in Europe, came down piece by piece. That pivotal moment promised a more..
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Germany on Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Germany, with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier..
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Socialism didn't work in the Soviet Union. On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, that's an important reminder to today's millennials.
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Longtime CBS News journalist Allen Pizzey joined "Red & Blue" to talk about covering the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago.
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