RISE AND FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL

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Photo: Nelson Minar

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GERMANY: A DIVIDED COUNTRY 1945-1990

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Photo: Theirry Noir. 1986

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END OF WORLD WAR II

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Winston Churchill (UK)
Harry S. Truman (US)
Josef Stalin (USSR)
These leaders met to discuss wha...
OCCUPATION ZONES

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Berlin & Germany were
divided into four sectors
after WW2

Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
BERLIN AIRLIFT (1948-1949)

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The Soviet set up a blockade around Berlin, so the Western
Allies organized the Berlin ai...
TWO GERMANIES :: TWO FLAGS

Federal Republic of Germany
(West Germany)

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German Democratic Republic
(East Germany)

Le...
LEAVING EAST GERMANY 1951

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Families began to leave East Germany in hopes of gaining
freedom in West Germany. Would yo...
THE BUILDING OF THE BERLIN WALL
AUGUST 13, 1961

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The wall was built in
the middle of the
night. Many families
were se...
BUILDING OF THE BERLIN WALL 1961

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People waived to
friends and family on
the other side of the
wall.

Let‘s Explore M...
GERMANY: CENTER OF THE COLD WAR

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Soldiers from the U.S.
Army Berlin Command
face off against police
from the former E...
THE DEATH STRIP

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Eventually, there were two walls with barbed wire and
watchtowers with armed soldiers. People that t...
ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE TO THE WEST

136 people died trying
to escape to West
Berlin

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Memorial for
the victims of the
wall...
FLIGHT TO THE WEST

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100’s of people were able to escape
from the East to the West
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FLIGHT TO THE WEST

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People hid in cars that were driven to the West, some dug
tunnels and some even travelled by hot ...
"WALLED IN!" GERMANY'S INNER BORDER

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Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwQsTzGkbiY

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PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY 1963

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"Ich bin ein Berliner"

John F. Kennedy's phonetic
transcription of the German and La...
2 DIFFERENT FORMS OF GOVERNMENT

Democratic

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Communist
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LIFE IN THE EAST

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In the East, citizens were only allowed to buy products that the
government made or allowed.

Let‘s...
LIFE IN THE EAST

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-Luxury items were priced way out
of proportion to people’s salaries. A
black and white TV might co...
LEGAL WAY TO LEAVE

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Request form for leaving East Germany

Source: http://www.ddr-ausreise.de

An East German family ...
WESTERN SIDE WALL

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People on the West used the wall as a
place to express their views on the wall

Request form for l...
THE COLD WAR ENDED…GORBACHEV

Ronald Reagan
President of the
United States

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Mikhail Gorbachev
Leader of the Soviet
Un...
RONALD REAGAN AT THE BERLIN WALL 1987

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“”Mr. Gorbachev,
tear down this
wall!”

Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
JUNE 1989
HUNGARY OPENS ITS BORDER TO AUSTRIA

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Source: www1.karlsruhe.de

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HUNGARY OPENED BORDERS TO THE WEST

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NOVEMBER 9, 1989 OPENING OF THE WALL

Source: Sue Ream

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People began to stand and
cross the wall, eventually
tearing ...
THE WALL AS A SOUVENIR

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Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
BRANDENBURG GATE
A SYMBOL OF SEPARATION AND UNITY OF GERMANY

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Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
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  1. 1. RISE AND FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL 3.5 Photo: Nelson Minar Unless otherwise sourced, all Photos in this PowerPoint are taken from Wikipedia Commons and are in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  2. 2. GERMANY: A DIVIDED COUNTRY 1945-1990 3.5 Photo: Theirry Noir. 1986 Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  3. 3. END OF WORLD WAR II 3.5 Winston Churchill (UK) Harry S. Truman (US) Josef Stalin (USSR) These leaders met to discuss what would happen with Germany after WW2. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  4. 4. OCCUPATION ZONES 3.5 Berlin & Germany were divided into four sectors after WW2 Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  5. 5. BERLIN AIRLIFT (1948-1949) 3.5 The Soviet set up a blockade around Berlin, so the Western Allies organized the Berlin airlift to carry supplies to the people in West Berlin. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  6. 6. TWO GERMANIES :: TWO FLAGS Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) 3.5 German Democratic Republic (East Germany) Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  7. 7. LEAVING EAST GERMANY 1951 3.5 Families began to leave East Germany in hopes of gaining freedom in West Germany. Would you have tried to leave? Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  8. 8. THE BUILDING OF THE BERLIN WALL AUGUST 13, 1961 3.5 The wall was built in the middle of the night. Many families were separated and people lost their jobs. How would you have felt if part ofSource: Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz/ Klaus Lehnartz your family was separated during this time? Willy Brandt watches from West Germany as the wall is built. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  9. 9. BUILDING OF THE BERLIN WALL 1961 3.5 People waived to friends and family on the other side of the wall. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  10. 10. GERMANY: CENTER OF THE COLD WAR 3.5 Soldiers from the U.S. Army Berlin Command face off against police from the former East Germany during one of several standoffs at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  11. 11. THE DEATH STRIP 3.5 Eventually, there were two walls with barbed wire and watchtowers with armed soldiers. People that tried to escape were shot and killed. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  12. 12. ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE TO THE WEST 136 people died trying to escape to West Berlin 3.5 Memorial for the victims of the wall, Berlin Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  13. 13. FLIGHT TO THE WEST 3.5 100’s of people were able to escape from the East to the West Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  14. 14. FLIGHT TO THE WEST 3.5 People hid in cars that were driven to the West, some dug tunnels and some even travelled by hot air balloon! Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  15. 15. "WALLED IN!" GERMANY'S INNER BORDER 3.5 Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwQsTzGkbiY Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  16. 16. PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY 1963 3.5 "Ich bin ein Berliner" John F. Kennedy's phonetic transcription of the German and Latin phrases in the “Ich bin ein Berliner“ (I Am a Berliner) speech. Source: Robert Knudsen Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  17. 17. 2 DIFFERENT FORMS OF GOVERNMENT Democratic 3.5 Communist Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  18. 18. LIFE IN THE EAST 3.5 In the East, citizens were only allowed to buy products that the government made or allowed. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  19. 19. LIFE IN THE EAST 3.5 -Luxury items were priced way out of proportion to people’s salaries. A black and white TV might cost 10 times a person’s monthly salary -You could only watch one of a few government channels on TV -Many families lived in a home that had no bathtub or shower, only a sink and a toilet. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  20. 20. LEGAL WAY TO LEAVE 3.5 Request form for leaving East Germany Source: http://www.ddr-ausreise.de An East German family after their arrival in West Germany. The family tried to leave the GDR legally and had to wait for over 8 years before finally receiving their departure permit. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  21. 21. WESTERN SIDE WALL 3.5 People on the West used the wall as a place to express their views on the wall Request form for leaving East Germany Source: http://www.ddr-ausreise.de Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  22. 22. THE COLD WAR ENDED…GORBACHEV Ronald Reagan President of the United States 3.5 Mikhail Gorbachev Leader of the Soviet Union Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  23. 23. RONALD REAGAN AT THE BERLIN WALL 1987 3.5 “”Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  24. 24. JUNE 1989 HUNGARY OPENS ITS BORDER TO AUSTRIA 3.5 Source: www1.karlsruhe.de Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  25. 25. HUNGARY OPENED BORDERS TO THE WEST 3.5 Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  26. 26. NOVEMBER 9, 1989 OPENING OF THE WALL Source: Sue Ream 3.5 People began to stand and cross the wall, eventually tearing it down. Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  27. 27. THE WALL AS A SOUVENIR 3.5 Let‘s Explore Modern Germany
  28. 28. BRANDENBURG GATE A SYMBOL OF SEPARATION AND UNITY OF GERMANY 3.5 Let‘s Explore Modern Germany

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