The tearing dowr of Berlin Wall November 9, 1989
BERLIN An estimated had flooded into West Berlin d 2.5 million people French sector since West 1949 and the Government wanted to put a stop to the mass departure of people from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) Soviet sector Bast British sector American sector Berlin Wall sector border
On august 13th Berliners woke to find themselves separated from friends, family work and even their homes and in the coming weeks and months, the barrier was strengthened with concrete walls and guard towers
RIC The finished wall was made up of a 66 mile concrete section that was 3.6 metres high, with a further 41 miles of barbed wire fencing and more than 300 watch towers.
Why was it constructed?
rd is. ED CDOM The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), run by the Allies, er ETH BERL N Poznad THE HAG GDR Cologne KDmnitz and The German Democratic Republic (East Germany), run by the Soviet Union. CZECH RE FRG Da
"Tear down this wall'" June 12, 1987
As revolutions against the Soviet Union rose through the 1980s, people in the GDR started to demand greater personal and political freedoms. lineryh amevwc Rupprecht
On November 9, 1989, as the Cold War began to spread across Eastern Europe, the spokesman for East Berlin's Communist Party announced a change in his city's relations with the West.
is considere The 9 November 1989 to be the date the wall fel? but the structure was not completely taken down that night