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Berlin Wall

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Syrie Amiot

on 15 December 2014

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Transcript of Berlin Wall

Berlin
Divided Nation
After WW2
May 8, 1945
Germnay divides between
East
U.S.S.R
Berlin is divided
Berlin Wall begins
Berlin airlift
June 30, 1945
BErlin Divides
West
U.s.s.r
Pictures of wall
Summary video
Living with the wall
Reunited
November 9, 1989 Berlin Wall is opened
December 22, 1989 Brandenburg Gate is opened
October 3, 1990 Germany is reunited
Summary
The wall was up for about 30 years
West
u.s.a
France
England
East
U.s.a
France
england
get the u.s., england, and france to move
permanently closed the borders in berlin
august 13, 1961
built overnight
wire fencing and armed guards
the allies dropped supplies from planes all over germany:
food
gas
other supplies
Wall is improved
Built overnight
families were split
thousands lost jobs
JFK's View
President J. F. Kennedy visits Berlin and says: "Ich bin ein Berliner." ("I am a Berliner.") shortly after, wall is taken down.
'The death strip'
Area between the two fences
people who tried to escape
shot on sight
More construction
'border wall 75', in 1975
5 years to build
It included:
new concrete
guard dogs
bunkers
watch towers
anti vehicle trenches
Escaping
5,000 west berliners escaped by:
driving through the wall
jumping out of buildings
digging tunnels
hot-air balloons
june, 1962
Added concrete
a second fence
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