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Date : October 13, 2009


Berlin Wall History Timeline from May 8th 1945 to October 3rd 1990

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Published on: October 13, 2009
This is an updated and extended version of the historic timeline of the events about and surrounding the Berlin Wall that separated a city and it???s people for over 28 years. I posted a timeline previously on July 29, 2009. This version has much more details and I also included a lot more images to illustrate the individual events within the historic timeline. The timeline extends beyond the events of the actual erection of the Wall on August 13, 1961 and its fall on November 9, 1989, because I believe that it is important to know the events that eventually led to the building of such a horrible thing in the first place. Events actually started with the end of World War 2 in Europe and when Nazi Germany surrendered to the victorious allies. BEFORE THE WALL May 8th, 1945 ??? Germany signs its total capitulation and ends the World War 2 in the European theatre. Picture: Raising of the Soviet flag on top of the Berlin Reichstag building by soldiers of the Red Army on May 2nd, 1945 Germany is broken up into 4 zones, each governed by one of the victorious Allies: the Soviet Union, the United States, Great Britain and France. Berlin gets a special status and is also broken up into 4 zones. The three sectors occupied by the U.S., Britain and France is called West Berlin or the ???allied sectors??? and the Soviet occupied sector is called East Berlin or simply ???the zone???. June 19th,[…]
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