The Berlin Wall
By Liz Malobicky Hour 7
Who: The Berlin and Germany citizens were affected from the Berlin Wall.
What: The Berlin Wall was a wall constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR from East Germany) that COMPLETELY cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. They also got guard towers to make sure NOBODY tried to escape.
Where: The Berlin Wall was in East Germany and West Berlin
When: On August 13th, 1961 construction began on the Berlin Wall.
Why: The Berlin Wall was to protect the lands population from fascist elements. They were so protective of their land that if they caught people trying to escape, they would die. At the time, 5,000 people tried to escape and an estimated of more than 100 people died.
Summary: On August 13th, the Berlin Wall was constructed by GDR. The Berlin Wall was to keep the West and East Berlin separate. East Berlin would hire guards so if anyone tried to leave they would die.