Berlin Wall


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Berlin Wall

1961–89. A concrete barrier built by East Germany across the border between East and West Berlin to stem the flood of over 2 million refugees fleeing west. Over 200 people were killed by border guards while attempting to cross the mine-strewn and barbed-wire hedged area.
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