Berlin holds ceremony to mark building of Wall in 1961

14.08.2016 - Berlin, Germany - Deutsche Welle

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Berlin holds ceremony to mark building of Wall in 1961

German students are often unable to differentiate between democracy and dictatorship, according to the director of the Berlin Wall Foundation. His remarks coincided with the remembrance of the wall’s 1961 construction. Berlin Mayor Michael Müller led a wreath-laying ceremony Saturday at the Bernauer Street memorial, where the last remains of the Berlin Wall still stand 55 years after first being erected by communist East Germany. Alex Klausmeier, who heads the Berlin Wall Memorial Foundation, spoke at the ceremony of the importance of the site in promoting critical historical insight after he had lamented knowledge gaps among present-day German students. He told the “Berliner Zeitung” (BZ) … read more

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