Events History

9 Nov : Berlin wall succumbed for good

The Berlin Wall was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. The Wall completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until government officials opened it today in November 1989. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the Wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere.

First Year Anniversary of the Berlin Wall (1962)

Why the wall was built ? 
During the early years of the Cold War, West Berlin was a geographical loophole through which thousands of East Germans fled to the democratic West. In response, the Communist East German authorities built a wall that totally encircled West Berlin. It was thrown up overnight, on 13 August 1961.

The 140-kilometer Berlin Wall was in fact two barriers. The first was constructed rapidly in August 1961. The second, parallel barrier, 100 meters into the Eastern zone, was erected in June 1962. The area in between the two barriers was known as the Death Strip.

आज 1989 में पूर्वी जर्मनी ने बर्लिन की दीवार के checkpoints खोल दिए थे। इससे नागरिकों को इस दीवार को पार करने की इज़ाज़त मिल गई थी। आपको बता दें कि जर्मनी का विभाजन करने वाली ये दीवार 1961 में बनाई गई थी। माना जाता है कि 1989 में आज ही के दिन पूर्वी और पश्चिमी जर्मनी के बीच इस दीवार को तोड़ने की शुरुआत भी हुई थी। नागरिकों द्वारा दीवार के हिस्सों को तोड़ने की तस्वीरें टेलीविज़न पर दिखाईं गईं थीं। इस दीवार के टूटने के साथ ही पूर्वी और पश्चिमी जर्मनी को जोड़ते हुए, जर्मनी को एक कर दिया गया था।

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