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The evolution of the Berlin Wall

Since 1962 and even before, West Berlin was surrounded by an evolving barrier that was upgraded and optimized to keep residents of East German from entering the West. As the Wall fell in 1989, it was like an archeological dig through the years of increased fortification.

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By Jan Schwochow & Gorm Labenz
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In 1961, East German officials made the decision to create a physical border between the eastern and western territories. What started with razor wire soon escalated.

For more information on the Berlin Wall, check out the Berlin Wall Foundation

Sources

Stiftung Berliner Mauer• own research

Credits

Design:
Nick Oelschlägel, Jan Schwochow, Gorm Labenz
Research:
Stiftung Berliner Mauer
Text:
Sabine Devins

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