August 13th in German History: Construction on the Berlin Wall Begins

The Berlin Wall was the most visible symbol of communist oppression in Europe. For twenty-eight years it stood, holding the people of East Berlin captive under an oppressive government. On August 13th, 1961, the border between East and West Germany was officially closed and construction on the wall began. After the Second World War, GermanyContinue reading “August 13th in German History: Construction on the Berlin Wall Begins”