Divided City is Joining
Berlin and Its Changing Culture
Times, They are a Changing
Berlin of the Past
Sights to See
But a lot has changed.
World War II Worries
World War II lasted until 1945, when the Axis Powers, who was created by Germany, Italy, and Japan, then later joined by Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia in 1940, surrendered. The Allies, who had with them the US, Britan, USSR, Australia, Canada, and many more, accepted the surrender about a week after Adolf Hitler took his own life.
Berlin of Now
The Death Strip
If you tried to escape and you landed here, it would not be a good day.
Men Looking Through Holes in the Wall
Children Watching the Other Side
East is the Beast
West is the Best
The Stasi broke apart in 1990. By then, the Stasi had 500,000-2,000,000 collaborators and 100,000 brainwashed employees, starting from the age of 18. When they split, people were permitted to see their own files. I couldn't imagine all the things that were in those files.
The Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989. Millions of people watched it on television, and thousands were there. It was a glorious day for Berlin and the world. The families that were split were united. Friends that hadn't seen each other in decades were together again. Berlin was officially a whole again. Chanting, screaming, it was beautiful.
The Rule of the Fürher
Hitler believed that everyone who did not believe what he believed in like Jews and anyone who was of any other race should be exterminated, in Germany (and everywhere). To do this, shortly after he became chancellor, he opened the first concentration camp, Dachau, where he would kidnap Jews and send them to a concentration camp, where they would starve, work, and potentially die. There were more that were open as Hitler became more powerful.
The End of Hitler's Rule
Out With the Wall, In With the Love
communist: a person who believes that all people should be controlled and all money goes to the state