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Title: Berlin Wall


1
Berlin Wall
  • By Lisa and Phoebe

2
What was the Berlin Wall?
  • The Berlin Wall was a fence dividing East and
    West Germany.
  • West Germany was under a Republic government
    whilst East Germany was a communist society with
    conflicting interests to that of the west.
  • It was constructed in 1961 by East Germany
    otherwise known as the German Democratic Republic
    (GDR) to keep their people from fleeing the
    communist country.
  • Many East Germans saw West Germany as a chance
    for liberation. Whilst the East German Government
    Restricted the public from migrating, they were
    aware that West Germany was sufficiently well
    constructed.

3
What was the Berlin Wall con.
  • On the night of August 13th 1961, East Germany
    began the construction on the Berlin Wall. The
    concrete establishment was 4m high and 166km
    long, dividing the two areas.
  • The GDR claimed that the wall was assembled to
    prevent political and military aggression from
    West Germany. However, the East Germans built
    both tank traps and trenches along the eastern
    border, Implying that the wall was in fact
    erected to restrict the immigration of East
    Germans.
  • East German military guards strictly patrolled
    the Wall, any citizen attempting to flee was shot
    instantly.

4
The End of the Berlin Wall
  • From 1961 to 1989, a few East Germans succeeded
    in fleeing the country, although at least 80
    people were killed as a result of military
    brutality.
  • In summer 1989 a loop hole allowed East Germans
    to escape the country via Hungry to Austria and
    West Germany.
  • By autumn the GDR was under sever threat of
    abolishment. On the 9th of November enthusiastic
    private citizens began to destroy large sections
    of the wall without government protest.
  • By 1990 East Germany had participated in the
    deconstruction and removal of the Berlin Wall and
    was once again united with West Germany to create
    one nation, the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • To this day sections of the wall were remain and
    many museums and shops were established in its
    commemoration

5
This statement confirms the construction of the
Berlin Wall, as witnessed by the West Germans
6
The construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961
7
A map depicting the divisions the Berlin Wall
created between East and West Berlin
8
This document articulates the dramatic increase
of refugees desperately trying to escape East
Germany.
9
A temporary memorial of over 1,000 crosses and a
segment of the wall for those who died attempting
to cross.
10
East German Guards on a routine Wall petrol
11
The Berlin Wall today
12
The End
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