Gunter Litfin: Berlin Wall Casualty and Cold War Hero

Gunter Litfin: Berlin Wall Casualty and Cold War Hero

Günter Litfin (19 January 1937 – 24 August 1961) was a Cold War hero and the first casualty of the Berlin Wall when he was shot by a guard while attempting to leave East Berlin. He later succumbed to his gunshot wounds and became the first person to be shot while attempting to escape across […]

1 Million Expected Sunday at Berlin Wall Falling 25-Year Celebration

1 Million Expected Sunday at Berlin Wall Falling 25-Year Celebration

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the end of one of the most prominent symbols of the Cold War – the Berlin Wall. More than one million people are expected at the 25-year celebration of the falling of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. The iconic barrier that walled in the people of East […]

Berlin Remembers Fascinating History 25 Years After Fall of Wall

Berlin Remembers Fascinating History 25 Years After Fall of Wall

Berlin is set to remember another chapter of its fascinating history as it gets set to celebrate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. There have been many walls built throughout history that have achieved a certain level of fame, including the Great Wall of China and Hadrian’s Wall in Britain. However, the Berlin Wall, which […]