What Was the Berlin Wall?

By Nico Medina

What was the Berlin Wall?

It divided the city of Berlin, separating families and friends for twenty-eight years

Thousands of East Berliners tried to cross into West Berlin; two people escaped by zip line

All around the world, people celebrated when the wall finally began to come down in 1989


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The Berlin Wall finally came down in 1989. Now readers can find out why it was built in the first place; and what it meant for Berliners living on either side of it. Here’s the fascinating story of a city divided.

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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 5.31 × .27 × 7.63 in