“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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.
Ariel view of the Glienicker Bridge image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
Ariel view of the Glienicker Bridge
Germany, Berlin — "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

Germany, Berlin — 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
Germany, Berlin — Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer — The 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 . . . — Map (db m94149) HM WM

Germany, Berlin — 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
Germany, Berlin — Glienicker Brucke — Berliner 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
Germany, Berlin — Remains of the Berlin Wall
(English text) 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 leadership. It . . . — Map (db m94136) HM WM

United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Lambeth — 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
Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — The Berlin Wall — Actual 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

California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Berlin Wall Segments
The Wall Along Wilshire features ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world’s longest stretch of the Wall outside of Germany. The Wall Along Wilshire was assembled in 2009 as a component of The Wall . . . — Map (db m125316) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — This 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) WM
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
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

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