On this Day 13th August 1961

Posted: August 13, 2015 in On This Day

The GDR Council of Ministers announced on August 12th 1961, that. “in order to put a stop to the hostile activities of the West , the GDR needed to protect its citizen’s.” In the early hours of August 13th the constructionBerlin Wall 2 of the Berlin Wall began. 2.7 Million people had left the GDR between 1949 and 1961. In 1961 alone over 200 000 people had left. Most of them young Berlin Wall

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