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Dr. Paul Aug 12
Shortly after midnight OTD in 1961, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire & bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin & democratic West Berlin. Residents awoke to find themselves cut off permanently from friends & family by an imposing .
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HELECON Aug 12
East German workers near the Brandenburg Gate reinforce the Berlin Wall in 1961. (Photo/research.archives.gov). Berliners were shocked when they woke up August 13 1961.
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Guy Verhofstadt Aug 13
Construction of the started 58 years ago today. After dividing Europe, it was torn down almost 30 years ago. A reminder freedom must always be protected & can never be taken for granted. The victims of the GDR regime will not be forgotten.
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Sawsan Chebli Aug 13
Today, we remember the victims of the . We are grateful to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its fall this year. But as we remember, we must not forget the people we treat like criminals for seeking freedom. The tens of thousands that have died because of our borders.
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Michael Lipoma Aug 18
Thrilled that THE FALL just WON the drama category in the CWA screenwriting competition! Story of a single mother in East Berlin coerced into Cold War espionage after her son is framed for murder. Congrats to writing partner and Producer, !
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DW Culture Aug 17
58 years ago, the went up. That's the same amount of time it took these two schoolgirls to meet again.
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Robert L. Mills, JD 20h
The pharmacist to the Royal Family is under fire for selling crushed powder from the Berlin Wall to treat depression. Which prompted a sharp GOP entrepreneur to market dust from Trump’s wall to make Cool-Aid.
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The Berlin Spectator 44m
The made people stay in a country which spied on its citizens, which locked them up for expressing deviating opinions, and which murdered them for loving their country so much that they risked everything to get out of there.
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Brexit Bin   🇪🇺 🇬🇧 #FBPE Aug 13
58 years ago today they started building the Berlin Wall. People on both sides thought they'd never see their relatives again. It's impossible to imagine that today the UK is in the hands of maniacs who want to put up barriers instead of tearing them down!
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Frantisek Ruzicka 10h
1968,Aug.21st. Occupation of Czechoslovakia."You can crush the flowers, but you can't stop the spring," Agression,occupation-never lead 2peace.Since day one seeds of resistance&strive 4freedom grow in hearts of people.Every wall falls after all 1989
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Judit Varga Aug 19
„Was ist der Mensch ohne Freiheit?” – „What is the human being without freedom?” The 30th anniversary of Picnic is 19th August. We commemorated the fall of the in Sopron by inaugurating a piece from the , which was offered by Mr Elmar Prost.
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🌴☀️Adinda☀️🌴 23h
Mum....can we go to the other side please? No my dear....not today....not tomorrow....not next year! Imagine that!!!!
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David Harris Aug 13
in 1961, German Democratic Republic (aka East Germany) showed how undemocratic it truly was. It unveiled the . The aim? To keep E. Germans locked in. Many died trying to flee communist tyranny. An enduring reminder of the blessing of freedom & true democracy.
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TheTeacherAllen 18h
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Bob Hawkins Aug 19
We put up a family of East Berliners shortly after the wall fell who traveled across Europe in a Trabant & found us in London by using a very old bus map...it was the fathers wish to one day visit London
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RobDoesItAll Aug 16
Go Beavs 🧡🖤 live and direct from the Eastside Gallery of the Berlin Wall.
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OverHeads 10h
Replying to @IlhanMN @Pal123A
Merkel’s eyes always had a frantic, lost look. Trump could never cure her eyes from staring too long at a wall... Trump wants the built in America, to create jobs!
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Sharmaine Lovegrove Aug 20
Getting ready to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the with this powerful, poppin exploration of Punk, Revolution & East Germany by the über talented out on 26 September from 🤟🏾🇩🇪
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Michael Lipoma Aug 19
Just found out that the screenplay, THE FALL made the SEMIFINALS at the ! Congrats to writing partner and Producer ! Here's the bragging part: top 149 scripts out of ~7,300!
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Russell Contreras Aug 18
My piece of the Berlin Wall met the US-Mexico Border Wall
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