Commemoration of the division of Germany

( – Several events took place in Berlin on Friday commemorating the construction of the Wall some 60 years ago. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said at the central ceremony that the border fortifications had become a sign of injustice. The 155 kilometer long Berlin Wall was erected on 13 August, 1961. This marked the division of Germany and Germany. “13 August, 1961 was a fateful day for us Germans and for the world – and a day that destroyed dreams and hopes,” said Steinmeier.

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