Le mur de Berlin

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West Berliners crowd in front of the Berlin Wall early 11 November 1989 as they watch people trying to demolish a section of the wall in order to open a new crossing point between East and West Berlin, near the Potsdamer Square. Two days before, Gunter Schabowski, the East Berlin Communist party boss, declared that starting from midnight, East Germans would be free to leave the country, without permission, at any point along the border, including the crossing-points through the Wall in Berlin. The Berlin concrete wall was built by the East German government in August 1961 to seal off East Berlin from the part of the city occupied by the three main Western powers to prevent mass illegal immigration to the West. According to the "August 13 Association" which specialises in the history of the Berlin Wall, at least 938 people - 255 in Berlin alone - died, shot by East German border guards, attempting to flee to West Berlin or West Germany. AFP PHOTO GERARD MALIE  part-dv-dv1905523-1-1-1


Retour sur les grandes lignes (Herodote) (2’36 »)

Cliquez ici : 9 novembre 1989 Le Mur de la honte s’écroule

L’histoire du mur de Berlin (Attention: écart entre l’image et le son: récit de 1945 à 1989, mais avec  principalement des images de la construction puis de la chute du mur, 5’25 »):

Construction du mur, document d’archives, Ina.fr (2’40 »)

Retour sur la chute du mur (3’36 »):

30 ans de la chute du mur de Berlin : retour en archives (France 24/ 2:32)

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