History UsefulNotes / BerlinWall

18th Sep '17 4:19:12 AM GrammarNavi
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* The fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the historical events shown in the opening credits of ''AsTimeGoesBy''.

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* The fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the historical events shown in the opening credits of ''AsTimeGoesBy''.''Series/AsTimeGoesBy''.
6th Sep '17 6:02:05 AM DeepRed
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* ''Dancing in Berlin'' by Berlin:
-->East, such a mystery
-->West, open history
-->You, just a moment flashing by
1st Aug '17 3:20:19 PM Jhonny
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Finally, the Wall isn't just still in human heads - a biological research project in the early 21st century revealed that the boundaries of the territories of deer herds in the Harz Mountains still followed the line of the "inner German border", which passed through the region, even though no physical trace of the border remained. Also, [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2013/apr/21/astronaut-chris-hadfield-berlin-divide you can still see the impact of the wall from space]].

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Finally, the Wall isn't just still in human heads - a biological research project in the early 21st century revealed that the boundaries of the territories of deer herds in the Harz Mountains still followed the line of the "inner German border", which passed through the region, even though no physical trace of the border remained. Also, [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2013/apr/21/astronaut-chris-hadfield-berlin-divide you can still see the impact of the wall from space]].
space]]. And while the only part of Berlin's transit network to still bear obvious scars of partition is the tram[[note]] the West-Berlin ''Straßenbahn'' shut down in the late 1960s, while the East Berlin one saw major expansion in the 1970s and 1980s and today a few lines creep over the former border[[/note]], there are still some obvious "holes" in the transport network caused by the former inner-German border only partially addressed by the [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verkehrsprojekte_Deutsche_Einheit Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit]] that have will have wrapped up by late 2017.
1st Aug '17 3:15:22 PM Jhonny
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* Checkpoint Charlie. The only crossing point for non-Germans - [[MilitaryAlphabet Charlie]] being because it was the third crossing. There's a museum there now. Location of a stand-off between American and Soviet tanks in the early 1960s.

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* Checkpoint Charlie. The only crossing point for non-Germans - [[MilitaryAlphabet Charlie]] being because it was the third crossing. There's a an incredibly tacky museum there now. Location of a stand-off between American and Soviet tanks in the early 1960s.



** The 'Western' side of the platforms also held an Intershop - the East German duty free shops designed to part travellers (and East Germans after 1974 when they were allowed to possess foreign currency) from their hard currency as the East German mark was not accepted, selling higher quality goods than available elsewhere. The Intershop here allowed West Berliners to buy these goods i.e. alcohol and tobacco without going through the border and hop straight back on a train... although West German customs would sometimes conduct checks on the other side.

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** The 'Western' side of the platforms also held an Intershop - the East German duty free shops designed to part travellers (and East Germans after 1974 when they were allowed to possess foreign currency) from their hard currency as the East German mark was not accepted, selling higher quality goods than available elsewhere. The Intershop here allowed West Berliners to buy these goods i.e.g. alcohol and tobacco without going through the border and hop straight back on a train... although West German customs would sometimes conduct checks on the other side.
* Bernauer Straße - the houses were in the East, but the street itself was in the West. So the GDR authorities literally walled the windows shut. There are dramatic images of people jumping from windows in upper floors into the waiting arms of West-Berliners and rescue workers. Today there's an on-site museum that is much less tacky and much more chilling than that at Checkpoint Charlie
1st Aug '17 3:12:33 PM Jhonny
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** The S-Bahn in West Berlin was operated by the East Berlin authorities, but was subject to heavy boycott and was eventually transferred over in 1984.

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** The S-Bahn in West Berlin was operated by the East Berlin authorities, authorities,[[note]]The relevant document read that [[ExactWords "Deutsche Reichsbahn" were to run all S-Bahn services throughout Berlin]] - the GDR railway never changed its name from Deutsche Reichsbahn until it was fused into UsefulNotes/DeutscheBahn in 1994[[/note]] but was subject to heavy boycott and was eventually transferred over in 1984.
1st Aug '17 3:04:18 PM Jhonny
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Bits of it ended up all over the world, including at UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's Presidential Library in Simi Valley, UsefulNotes/{{California}}, UsefulNotes/GeraldFord's Presidential Library (we're asking the same question) in Grand Rapids, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}, the gardens of UN Headquarters in New York City, the Newseum in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, next to the Baker Institute at Rice University, and in Seoul, the capital of ''another'' country divided in two by a "wall" of sorts, even to this day.

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Bits of it ended up all over the world, including at UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's Presidential Library in Simi Valley, UsefulNotes/{{California}}, UsefulNotes/GeraldFord's Presidential Library (we're asking the same question) in Grand Rapids, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}, the gardens of UN Headquarters in New York City, the Newseum in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, next to the Baker Institute at Rice University, and in Seoul, the capital of ''another'' country divided in two by a "wall" of sorts, even to this day.
day. There is also a bit of wall in Schengen, Luxembourg, where the treaty establishing open border in most of Europe was signed.
30th Jul '17 2:30:21 PM bt8257
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* Music/DavidBowie's "Music/{{Heroes}}" is meant to be about two lovers at the Wall.

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* Music/DavidBowie's "Music/{{Heroes}}" "Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum" is meant to be about two lovers at the Wall.



** It should be noted that both of these were recorded at the Hansa-by-the-Wall studio, which was (as its name implies) right next to the Wall in West Berlin. ""Heroes"" specifically is directed at Bowie's producer Tony Visconti, who was meeting his mistress after getting off work. The ScareQuotes in the title are intended to be an ironic comment on the whole situation.

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** It should be noted that both of these were recorded at the Hansa-by-the-Wall studio, which was (as its name implies) right next to the Wall in West Berlin. ""Heroes"" "'Heroes'" specifically is directed at Bowie's producer Tony Visconti, who was meeting his mistress after getting off work. The ScareQuotes in the title are intended to be an ironic comment on the whole situation.
17th Jun '17 1:44:18 PM nombretomado
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* The Collector's Edition of ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict'' came with a piece of BerlinWall and a certificate to prove its authenticity.

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* The Collector's Edition of ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict'' came with a piece of BerlinWall the Wall and a certificate to prove its authenticity.
30th May '17 6:25:13 PM nombretomado
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* Kind of a meta example, but in ''TheWestWing'' episode "The Shadow of Two Gunmen" you can see portions of the Wall in the shots of Rosslyn [[spoiler: where the President was shot]]. This is because the scene was actually filmed [[CaliforniaDoubling outside a museum in LA, where the pieces of the wall were being displayed.]]

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* Kind of a meta example, but in ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' episode "The Shadow of Two Gunmen" you can see portions of the Wall in the shots of Rosslyn [[spoiler: where the President was shot]]. This is because the scene was actually filmed [[CaliforniaDoubling outside a museum in LA, where the pieces of the wall were being displayed.]]
20th May '17 3:24:20 PM SilentHunterUK
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Finally, the Wall isn't just still in human heads - a biological research project in the early 21st century revealed that the boundaries of the territories of deer herds in the Harz Mountains still followed the line of the "inner German border", which passed through the region, even though no physical trace of the border remained.

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Finally, the Wall isn't just still in human heads - a biological research project in the early 21st century revealed that the boundaries of the territories of deer herds in the Harz Mountains still followed the line of the "inner German border", which passed through the region, even though no physical trace of the border remained.
remained. Also, [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2013/apr/21/astronaut-chris-hadfield-berlin-divide you can still see the impact of the wall from space]].
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