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aug 13, 1961 - Berlin Wall Built

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In August 1961, troops in East Germany began to seal the border between East and West Berlin. In doing so they blocked off the escape route for refugees from the East. The barrier ended up being 12 feet high and 66 miles long with a further 41 miles of barbed wire fencing. Over the years, nearly 200 people died trying to cross the wall. It became a symbol for the divided world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall

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aug 13, 1961
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~ 57 years ago

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