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Berlin Wall

In Images: Berlin Wall at 50

Posted on August 13, 2011 2:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By Callie Oettinger

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. This is the fifth of a series of posts about the Wall, events leading to its construction, world reactions to its existence—and decades later, its … Read the article

President Kennedy and the Berlin Wall

Posted on August 12, 2011 6:27 pm Published by 4 Comments

By Michael O’Brien

After [the]Vienna [Conference], events turned sour for Khrushchev. Instead of retreating, Kennedy held firm. The Soviets were spending a fortune subsidizing the collapsing East German economy. The GDR’s leader, Walter Ulbricht, had few options as refugees took … Read the article