18 stunning photos from the night the Berlin Wall came down 29 years ago

East German citizens climb the Berlin wall at the Brandenburg Gate as they celebrate the opening of the East German border, November 10, 1989. REUTERS/File

  • The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 and separated East and West Berlin.
  • The wall divided families and took away basic human rights.
  • On November 9, 1989, people gathered at the wall to begin tearing it down after it was announced by the East German Communist Party that citizens of the German Democratic Republic could cross the border whenever they pleased.

This week marks the 29th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

Built in 1961, the wall divided East and West Berlin. Constructed by the eastern, Soviet-ruled portion of the city, the wall was meant to keep Western “fascists” read more >>>

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