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The 25th year of the Berlin wall!!!


The Berlin wall fell down 25 years ago. It was made in Germany to separate the East from the West. The West was rich and the East was poor. Many people have died because they were trying to pass through the West.

How would you feel if you were poor and the rich people didn’t give you anything?

The finished wall was 12 feet high and 96 miles long.

Around 5,000 people tried to escape to the West but it was difficult and really dangerous.

It is said that more than 100 people were killed for trying to pass to the West between in the 29 years (1961-1981).

they were also separated from their family and friends.

People from the East climbed on the wall and then the Western people said that the Berlin wall will be taken down.

More than 1 hundred families were reunited when the wall fell down.

Not many families have seen each other for years.

The government finally destroyed the wall in 1990 and left for some people to see it.

Discussions between East and West Germany also started in 1990 about reuniting to become one country again and that is the Germany we know today.

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4 Comments to

“The 25th year of the Berlin wall!!!”

  1. November 26th, 2014 at 6:51 pm      Reply Prishma Says:

    Good news topic and clear explaination. Why was the Berlin wall built?

  2. November 26th, 2014 at 9:10 pm      Reply Nitusan Says:

    They built the Berlin wall because most of the East people were poor and the Eastern people wanted to separate them.

  3. December 4th, 2014 at 8:58 pm      Reply Varunan Says:

    why do you think they want to separate the poor people

  4. January 29th, 2015 at 8:21 pm      Reply Prishma Says:

    The question you asked, I would be distress because it will be selfish of them not to give us. Also this was not any of the poor people’s fault because they have not got anything to do with the war and yet people in Germany built the wall to separate family/friends.

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