Walking the Berlin Wall – Reconciliation Matters
Famous image of an East German border guard fleeing to the West in the early days of the Wall building effort

Walking the Berlin Wall – Reconciliation Matters

We had just walked between what had once been called “the death strip,” the area between West Berlin and East Berlin, between the wall and safety of the West

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Discovering the history and culture of Berlin, Germany
Guest of the Westin Grand Berlin picking at the Berlin Wall

Discovering the history and culture of Berlin, Germany

From the time the Berlin Wall went up in August 1961 till it was torn down in November 1989, thousands of East Berliners made their escape the short distance to the West in the most ingenious ways. At least 2,000 died trying. Today, it’s hard to believe this beautiful city was once divided by an ugly wall.

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