More German history, more about the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie. How it all unfolded from 1961 to 1989. So many people tried to flee east Berlin to get into the west for a better, and democratic life. So many people were killed here trying to cross the borders. You can actually read about the successful as well as the unsuccessful escapes at this site.

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Some more old pictures showcasing Checkpoint Charlie..

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The remains of the actual Berlin wall.
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How the West and the East Berlin was divided.
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Picture taken from the east side.

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The Checkpoint.
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Picture taken from the west side.
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Representing the Communist East Berlin managed by the Soviets. 

 

 

 

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