How it was 05/30/1998 (1998)

Telecast №78506, 1 part, duration: 0:37:44
Production: VID
Anchor:Oleg Shklovskij

Reel №1

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The fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989.

In 1949, under the pressure of the Soviet Union, a new state was created - the GDR. On July 17, 1953, East Berlin students raised an uprising, cruelly suppressed by Soviet tanks, however, this could not stop the flow of refugees from the GDR to West Berlin and the FRG. East Berlin left to a thousand people a day.

In this situation, the East German government had no choice but to close the border with the West.

August 13, 1961 border of East Berlin cordoned off troops, a free passage between West and East Berlin was closed.

On the same night, builders were pulled to the border, the authorities of the GDR began to erect a wall.

People on both sides of the border said goodbye to each other, it seemed, forever.

It turned out to be 28 years old.

The history of the construction and the fall of the Berlin Wall is remembered by eyewitnesses of events: one of the organizers of the uprising on July 17, 1953, Hasso Herschel, Berlin Ulrich Feifer and Gizbert Greizo, artist Dmitry Vrubel (author of the picture-symbol "Kiss of Brezhnev and Honecker").

The program uses footage of the chronicle of the construction and destruction of the Berlin Wall, excerpts of the newsreels "Foreign Newsreel" and "News of the Day."


Ulbricht V. - statesman and politician, chairman of the State Council of the GDR (1960-1973).

Calendar: 1953 1961 11/08/1989-09/11/1989

Locations: FRG (Federal Republic of Germany) [854] GDR [849] Berlin [821] West Berlin [858]

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