This Month in History: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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This Month in History: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall that physically separated East Berlin and West Berlin came down. The Berlin Wall was built because of a long dispute between the United States and Russia after World War 2. It was built because a lot of people did not want to live in East Germany and the government wanted them to stop them from leaving. Even though Berlin was in the country of East Germany the city itself was separated into a western half and eastern half. It was a huge symbol of the cold war and it stood for 28 years. It coming down in 1989 was a huge symbol of peace to the rest of the world that the cold war between Russia and United States was over and allowed the residents of Germany to live where they want. Stop by your library, in person or online, to learn more.

Some books I would recommend about the Berlin Wall  include Check out more books about the history of the Berlin Wall on the Library's website