August 13, 2021: 60th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall
During the division of Germany, the Berlin Wall was a border fortification system of the German Democratic Republic that existed for more than 28 years, from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989, and was intended to hermetically seal off the GDR from West Berlin.
The Berlin Wall was opened on the evening of November 9, 1989 as part of the political change. This happened under the growing pressure of the GDR population demanding more freedom. The fall of the Berlin Wall paved the way for the collapse of the SED dictatorship, the dissolution of the GDR and, at the same time, the unification of Germany.
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