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German Studies Program Commemorates Fall of Berlin Wall

Published: Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014
Author: Nicholas Adkins
Department: Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

For 28 years, freedom was limited, families were separated, and individuals were cut off from job opportunities by a 12-foot-high concrete barrier — t he Berlin Wall. The wall, which divided West Berlin and East Berlin in Germany from 1961 to 1989 was also a symbol of the divide between democracy and communism during the Cold War.

This semester, the MSU German Studies program is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.