Focus Friday - Berlin Wall

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Focus Friday - Berlin Wall

Friday, Sep 3 2010 by kjfitz
The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting August 13, 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses.