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Transcript: Ingles BEATRIZ ALVAREZ Facts Berlin is the capital city of Germany One of the 16 states of Germany The president and the chancellor of Germany have their head office in Berlin Population of 3.5 million people Berlin is Germany's largest city It’s located in northeastern Germany on the River Spree Around one third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes. History During World War II, large parts of Berlin were destroyed The victorious powers divided the city into four sectors (western sectors: the United States, the United Kingdom and France, eastern sector: Soviet Union) On 13 August 1961, East Germany began building of the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin The Berlin Wall fell on 9 November 1989 On 3 October 1990, the two parts of Germany were reunified as the Federal Republic of Germany, and Berlin again became the official German capital. Culture: Berlin is home to many international and regional television and radio stations (MTV Europe, RBB) Berlin is an important center in the European and German film industry (home to more than 1000 film and television production companies and 270 movie theaters) Berlin's nightlife is one of the most diverse and vibrant of its kind in Europe. Berlin is notable for the length of its parties. Clubs are not required to close at a fixed time on the weekends, and many parties last well into the morning, or all weekend Students Benzaquen/ Erlenmaier Granero / Vicario. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Many young people and international artists continue to settle in the city, and Berlin has established itself as a center of youth and popular culture in Europe. Most important Festivals and Events Lange Nacht der Museen Instituto Padre Claret Karneval der Kulturen A beautiful city for every tourist Berlin International Film Festival •Media BERLIN •Nightlife Christopher Street Day Parade The ten most important sights of Berlin are: Christmas Markets

Berlin Berlin Wall

Transcript: Anna Maria and Mia Marie Sources Timeline Berlin Blockade The Berlin Wall 1949-1961 2,6 million East-Berliners fled to West-Berlin USSR wanted to cut off West-Berlin from West-Germany and take over Europe 13.August 1961 - 9.November 1989 The East vs. The West Why was the wall built? Berlin Blockade Timeline Berlin Wall Berlin's role in the Cold War Sources Berlin's part in the Cold War Berlin Blockade & Berlin Wall A Blockade and a wall Germany divided Deteriorated steadily UN Iron curtain speech - March 1946 Marshall plan Growing western commitment “a wall is a hell of a lot better than a war” -JF Kennedy June 1948 Yalta conference Germany - Berlin West-Berlin First major clash Airlift Much-needed supplies 2.3 million tons of cargo Content -Show timeline The fall of the Berlin Wall "What role did Berlin play in The Cold War?" 9.November 1989 June 1987: President Ronald Reagan challenged Gorbachev to tear down the wall September 1989: a string of protest demonstrations broke out start of the "Peaceful Revolution" 9.November 1989: East and West Germans gathered to tear down the wall 2WW Yalta Conference Soviet Berlin Blockade Berlin Wall Topic Question 200 East Germans were killed 5000 East Germans managed to cross the border jumping out of windows adjacent to the wall climbing over the barbed wire flying in hot air balloons crawling through the sewers 1961-1989

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