Back in Berlin
- American offers east Germans views of old life. Warner, Mary Beth // Christian Science Monitor;12/7/98, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p1
Mentions Bill Meyers, a retired school teacher from Delaware who videotaped dozens of interviews with East Germans before the fall of the Berlin Wall. How 10 years after the wall came down, his films are being shown throughout Germany; His intentions in making the films; The content of the...
- Walled In: Ordinary East Germans' Responses to 13 August 1961. Major, Patrick // German Politics & Society;8/15/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p8
The building of the Berlin Wall on 13 August 1961 had repercussions not only on the international scene, but also for the power relationship between state and society in the German Democratic Republic. This article considers the short-, medium- and long-term reactions of the East German...
- The Double Task of the East German Border Guards: Policing the Border and Military Functions. Maurer, Jochen; Sälter, Gerhard // German Politics & Society;8/15/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p23
The border guards were what made the Berlin Wall both function and lethal. Without them, people could escape nearly without any hindrance. Thus, it is crucial to understand the role of the border guards, who they were, and how they were prepared for their duty. They had a double task: preventing...
- Great Blunders?: The Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, and the Proposed United States/Mexico Border Fence. Langerbein, Helmut // History Teacher;Nov2009, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p9
The article discusses and analyzes the reasons for erecting the Great Wall of China and the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany, which demonstrates that both grew from political, historical, geographical, cultural, and economic circumstances. It is suggested that this article provides a beginning for...
- Celebration of Unity. // Scholastic News -- Senior Edition;12/06/99, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p2
Talks about the Berlin Wall in Germany which was torn down in 1989.
- Wall felled, now a forest of cranes. Walker, Ruth // Christian Science Monitor;8/14/96, Vol. 88 Issue 182, p10
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- The wall that shut out the west. Gelb, Norman // Christian Science Monitor;8/14/96, Vol. 88 Issue 182, p16
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- Checkpoint Charlie. // Newsweek;4/29/1985, Vol. 105 Issue 17, p9
Checkpoint Charlie, a gap in the Berlin Wall, is the best-known crossing between the communist and noncommunist worlds. On the Western side, tourists, anticommunist demonstrators and allied guards watch heavily armed East German sentinels watchingthem. In 1987, many more tourists will be here to...
- The writing on the wall. Darnton, R. // UNESCO Courier;Jun90, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p12
Recounts the author's first-hand observation of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall between Nov. 9 and 12, 1989. Beginning of the destruction; Wall's symbolism; East Germans who stayed home; Western views of the wall; Lure of money; The shadow of the wall.