“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Berlin Wall Historical Markers

Markers highlighting this symbol of the Cold War, where the "Iron Curtain" was made of concrete and physically divided a city. The Berlin Wall was perhaps the most visible result of competing political ideals in a post-WWII bipolar world. At the time, most people could not conceive of its demise and a reunited Berlin.
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
Berlin Wall Section and Marker
1 Arkansas, Carroll County, Eureka Springs — The Berlin WallActual 10 x 10 Section
• Between 1945-1961 2.7 million escaped East Germany • In 1960, 200,000 East Germans escaped to Freedom • Order given to build Wall - Sunday, Aug. 13, 1961 Construction began Aug. 16, 1961; completed 2 mos. later • Initially 6 ft. . . . Map (db m80171) HM
2 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Miracle Mile — Berlin Wall Segments — The Wall Project —
The Wall Along Wilshire is an installation featuring ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world’s longest stretch of the Wall outside of Berlin. The Wende Museum assembled the Wall Along Wilshire . . . Map (db m125316) HM
3 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Dupont Circle — Segment of the Berlin Wall
This segment of the Berlin Wall was presented to the Nitze School and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of the Johns Hopkins University by the Berlin Senate. It symbolizes both the peaceful end of a long international struggle . . . Map (db m112638) HM
4 Illinois, Lee County, Dixon — Berlin Wall Replica
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace-- if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe-- if you seek liberalization. come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev. Open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev. Tear down this . . . Map (db m78278) HM
5 Illinois, Lee County, Dixon — Reagan Peace Park Murals
[Plaque 1] • The flag of the USSR is shown behind Vladimir Lenin, Russian leader of the Bolsheviks in the 1917 Revolution. • Soviet soldiers stand in Moscow's Red Square near the Kremlin, seat of the Communist government of the USSR. • . . . Map (db m230799) HM
6 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — The Berlin Wall
Following the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, the country was divided into four zones of occupation by the World War II Allies. The United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Berlin, located deep within the Soviet zone also was . . . Map (db m59080) HM
7 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Berlin Wall segment
In November 2004, the 15th Anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, the city of Berlin donated this piece of the Wall to Battery Park City. These segments were originally located in downtown Berlin in the area between Potsdamer Plaza and . . . Map (db m132053) HM
8 Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — The Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall On August 13, 1961, the totalitarian government of East Germany split Berlin with a wall of concrete. Free expression of thought disappeared, From 1961 to 1989 some 130 people were killed attempting to escape through . . . Map (db m130350) HM
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9 South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City — A City DividedThe Berlin Wall Memorial
For 49 years, Berlin, former capital of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, was occupied by the victorious allies of World War II--the United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. For much of that time an ugly wall divided the city . . . Map (db m136630) WM
10 South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City — Berlin Wall SegmentsThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Berlin Wall Segment A. This Berlin Wall Segment, located between the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie from 1961 - 1989, is donated in gratitude to all Military Chaplains, who in time of war and peace, faithfully served God and . . . Map (db m136418) WM
11 South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City — Celebrating VictoryThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Panel A. On November 9, 1989, to stem the flow of refugees, desperate Communist leaders announced amid chaos that they would issue passports to all East Germans, allowing them to come and go as they pleased. That evening hundreds of . . . Map (db m136631) HM
12 South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City — ConfrontationThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Because of the Four-Power Agreements, the Allies had insisted upon free access to Berlin at any time. In 1958, Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev of the Soviet Union demanded that the Allies leave West Berlin and Berlin be made a "demilitarized free . . . Map (db m136629) HM
13 South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Given to Rapid City by Generous Citizens Mindful of the Price of Freedom COMMITTEE Gale Holbrook Ra Vae Luckhart Jim Kuehn Phil Nichols Carolyn Mollers Paul Reinke, DDS Col. Josiah Wallace Dale Clement, PhD . . . Map (db m136399) WM
14 Washington, King County, Seattle, Fremont — Berlin Wall
This piece of the Berlin Wall arrived in Fremont in 2001 to commemorate the role of Seattle and Boeing's C-47 in the Berlin Airlift of 1948. Thank you to the Burke Family and History House for retaining this piece of history.Map (db m234832) WM
15 Germany, Bayern, Würzburg — Berlin Wall Memorial
Wider das Vergessen Originalstück der Berliner Mauer, die von 1961 bis zum Mauerfall 1989 auf einer Länge von 155 Km stand und etwa 130 Menschen das Leben kostete. Gestiftet 2008 von Rudi May - Würzburg - (English . . . Map (db m131276) HM WM
16 Germany, Berlin, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berliner Innenstadt — Baudenkmal Berliner MauerThe Berlin Wall as a Historical Monument
(English text) In July 1990, East German border guards began systematically demolishing the Berlin Wall. The great majority of Berliners were glad to see this much-hated structure disappear from the centre of the city. Only the initiative of a . . . Map (db m94149) HM WM
17 Germany, Berlin, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berliner Innenstadt — Checkpoint Charlie Site
[Panel 1:] During the time Germany and Berlin were divided by THE WALL, the sign which symbolizes world history was standing here: The victorious powers of World War II and the two Germanies confronted each other here, and the Western powers . . . Map (db m56213) HM
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18 Germany, Berlin, Mitte, Berliner Innenstadt — Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer[Berlin Wall Monument]
German Text: … English Text: The Berlin Wall became an international symbol of the division of Germany after the Second World War and also of the Cold War between East and West. The construction of the Berlin Wall began on . . . Map (db m57785) HM
19 Germany, Berlin, Mitte, Berliner Innenstadt — Remains of the Berlin WallÜberreste der Berliner Mauer
(English) The Berlin Wall was a worldwide symbol for the division of Germany after World War II and for the injustice and inhumanity of the communist system. Construction began on August 13, 1961, on the orders of the GDR . . . Map (db m94136) HM WM
20 Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Potsdam — "Berliner Mauer"1961-1989
English: Length 43.1 km East-Berlin/West Berlin, 119 km GDR/ West-Berlin Height 3.60 m. On the 13th of August, 1961 the SED leadership ordered the closure of the border to the sectors of West Berlin. For 28 years this border divided . . . Map (db m94130) WM
21 Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Potsdam — Glienicker BruckeBerliner Gedenktafel
English translation: The Glienicker Bridge was built between 1904 and 1907 and was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1949 as Union Bridge. For decades the leaders of East Germany who chose this name fought against unification of . . . Map (db m94132) WM
22 United Kingdom, England, Greater London, Southwark — Section of the Berlin Wall
Change Your Life by the graffiti artist, Indiano The Berlin Wall was erected by the East German security forces in August 1961 to seal off the East German sector of Berlin from the West. On 9 November 1989 the East Germans began taking down . . . Map (db m118016) HM
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