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Breathtaking & # 39; then and now & # 39; photos showed the transformation of Berlin on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall that split the city in two for three decades. The construction of the Berlin Wall and the resulting split of the city between west and east placed a heavy burden on the religious community of the Berlin Cathedral (photo). While the West Berliners built a community center in Müllerstrasse, near the cemetery of the cathedral, in the eastern part, the congregation continued its work in the destroyed cathedral that was badly damaged in 1944.

Great photo & # 39; s of & # 39; then and now & # 39; show the transformation of Berlin on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall that divided the city for decades

  • Soviet Allied East German authorities built the wall in 1961 to stop a flood of robberies to West Germany
  • Although numbers have never been confirmed, at least 138 people are said to have lost their lives in crossing
  • On the evening of November 9, 1989, it was announced that the border was officially open
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Breathtaking & # 39; then and now & # 39; photos showed the transformation of Berlin on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall that split the city in two for three decades.

The Soviet Allied East German authorities built the Berlin Wall from August 1961 to stop a stream of deviations to the democratic West through the city.

From 1949 to 1961, about 2.5 million East Germans had fled from east to west Germany, including steadily rising numbers of skilled workers, professionals, and intellectuals.

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The 96-mile barrier essentially surrounded West Berlin, which was an enclave in East Germany.

Although the numbers have never been confirmed, it is said that at least 138 people lost their lives trying to escape over the wall, while an estimated 5,000 people fled.

Under increasing political pressure, on the evening of November 9, 1989, a government representative announced that East Germans would be free to travel immediately to West Germany and the border was opened.

Small parts of the wall persist despite being demolished in the months following the fall following a wave of anti-Soviet protests in Eastern Europe.

Although there is still an economic difference between the east and west of Berlin today, life in the city can hardly differ from the divisions of the 20th century, as the series of photos show.

Breathtaking & # 39; then and now & # 39; photos showed the transformation of Berlin on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall that split the city in two for three decades. The construction of the Berlin Wall and the resulting split of the city between west and east placed a heavy burden on the religious community of the Berlin Cathedral (photo). While the West Berliners built a community center in Müllerstrasse, near the cemetery of the cathedral, in the eastern part, the congregation continued its work in the destroyed cathedral that was badly damaged in 1944.

Breathtaking & # 39; then and now & # 39; photos showed the transformation of Berlin on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall that split the city in two for three decades. The construction of the Berlin Wall and the resulting split of the city between west and east placed a heavy burden on the religious community of the Berlin Cathedral (photo). While the West Berliners built a community center in Müllerstrasse, near the cemetery of the cathedral, in the eastern part, the congregation continued its work in the destroyed cathedral that was badly damaged in 1944.

The Berlin Wall was built by East Germany as a barrier to block the entrance from East Germany to West Berlin. In the years between 1949 and 1961, about 2.5 million East Germans had fled from East to West Germany, including steadily rising numbers of skilled workers, professionals and intellectuals.
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The Berlin Wall was built by East Germany as a barrier to block the entrance from East Germany to West Berlin. In the years between 1949 and 1961, about 2.5 million East Germans had fled from East to West Germany, including steadily rising numbers of skilled workers, professionals and intellectuals.

The Berlin Wall was built by East Germany as a barrier to block the entrance from East Germany to West Berlin. In the years between 1949 and 1961, about 2.5 million East Germans had fled from East to West Germany, including steadily rising numbers of skilled workers, professionals and intellectuals.

Although the numbers have never been confirmed, it is said that at least 138 people lost their lives trying to escape over the wall, while an estimated 5,000 people fled. Pictured: Hotel Adlon in Berlin

Although the numbers have never been confirmed, it is said that at least 138 people lost their lives trying to escape over the wall, while an estimated 5,000 people fled. Pictured: Hotel Adlon in Berlin

Although the numbers have never been confirmed, it is said that at least 138 people lost their lives trying to escape over the wall, while an estimated 5,000 people fled. Pictured: Hotel Adlon in Berlin

As soon as the Western media reported on the opening of the borders, people began to gather in large numbers at checkpoints on both sides. Passport checks were dropped by guards around 11:30 am because of the overwhelming number of people, by which time people rushed through the open gates. Pictured: the Brandenburg Gate, 1928 versus today

As soon as the Western media reported on the opening of the borders, people began to gather in large numbers at checkpoints on both sides. Passport checks were dropped by guards around 11:30 am because of the overwhelming number of people, by which time people rushed through the open gates. Pictured: the Brandenburg Gate, 1928 versus today

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As soon as the Western media reported on the opening of the borders, people began to gather in large numbers at checkpoints on both sides. Passport checks were dropped by guards around 11:30 am because of the overwhelming number of people, by which time people rushed through the open gates. Pictured: the Brandenburg Gate, 1928 versus today

Under increasing political pressure, on the evening of November 9, 1989, a government representative announced that East Germans would be free to travel immediately to West Germany and the border was opened. Pictured: Gendarmenmarkt then and now

Under increasing political pressure, on the evening of November 9, 1989, a government representative announced that East Germans would be free to travel immediately to West Germany and the border was opened. Pictured: Gendarmenmarkt then and now

Under increasing political pressure, on the evening of November 9, 1989, a government representative announced that East Germans would be free to travel immediately to West Germany and the border was opened. Pictured: Gendarmenmarkt then and now

In 2008, the last remaining original part of the wall was removed. Six sections were later re-erected, one next to the station on Potsdamer Platz (photo)

In 2008, the last remaining original part of the wall was removed. Six sections were later re-erected, one next to the station on Potsdamer Platz (photo)

In 2008, the last remaining original part of the wall was removed. However, six sections were re-erected later, one next to the station on Potsdamer Platz (photo)

Although there is still an economic difference between the east and west of Berlin today, life in the city can hardly differ from the divisions of the 20th century, as the series of photos show. Pictured: Cafe Kranzler
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Although there is still an economic difference between the east and west of Berlin today, life in the city can hardly differ from the divisions of the 20th century, as the series of photos show. Pictured: Cafe Kranzler

Although there is still an economic difference between the east and west of Berlin today, life in the city can hardly differ from the divisions of the 20th century, as the series of photos show. Pictured: Cafe Kranzler

Small parts of the wall persist despite being demolished in the months following the fall following a wave of anti-Soviet protests in Eastern Europe

Small parts of the wall persist despite being demolished in the months following the fall following a wave of anti-Soviet protests in Eastern Europe

Small parts of the wall persist despite being demolished in the months following the fall following a wave of anti-Soviet protests in Eastern Europe

Politically, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party regularly scores more than 20% in the former communist areas, compared to a ceiling of around 15% elsewhere in Germany. Pictured: the Bundestag, the German parliament

Politically, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party regularly scores more than 20% in the former communist areas, compared to a ceiling of around 15% elsewhere in Germany. Pictured: the Bundestag, the German parliament

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Politically, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party regularly scores more than 20% in the former communist areas, compared to a ceiling of around 15% elsewhere in Germany. Pictured: the Bundestag, the German parliament

In August this year, unemployment in the east was 6.5 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in the west. Pictured: The Siegessäule, or Victory Column, to commemorate the Danish-Prussian war

In August this year, unemployment in the east was 6.5 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in the west. Pictured: The Siegessäule, or Victory Column, to commemorate the Danish-Prussian war

In August this year, unemployment in the east was 6.5 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in the west. Pictured: The Siegessäule, or Victory Column, to commemorate the Danish-Prussian war

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