Where the Wall Once Was

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Where the Wall Once Was: Tracing the invisible line that marks so much of Berlin's history Rovner, Ruth. Jewish Exponent. Philadelphia:Oct 17, 1996. Vol. 200, Iss. 16, p. 8X Abstract (Summary) "This area was part of `no man's land,' because the Wall was in front of the Brandenburg Gate," says [Nick Gay], as he holds up a photo showing the massive Wall. "If you came here 10 years ago, you couldn't even stand here. It was sealed off." The Berlin Wall was erected because the Soviets wanted to stop East Germans from escaping to the West via Berlin. Even though East Germany's external borders were sealed, its citizens could flee the Communist regime by going to East Berlin and simply walking across the internal "border" to West Berlin, where they were welcomed. As he talks, Gay holds up a diagram showing a cross section of the two walls and the strip called "no man's land" in between. A native of London who has lived in Berlin for five years. Gay is the founder of Berlin Walks, a series of tours in English. The Berlin Wall tour is one of his newest, started just over a year ago. Concrete with impact Full Text (1097 words) Copyright Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Oct 17, 1996 Where the Wall Once Was: Tracing the invisible line that marks so much of. Berlin's history Towering above the bustle of cars and people, the Brandenburg Gate is one of the dominant landmarks of Berlin. As usual, crowds of tourists are admiring it. Nick Gay stands here, too - but for a different reason. He's our guide for an unusual walking tour focused on the Berlin Wall, which once stood within the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate. Although it came down in 1989, the Wall remains a powerful symbol for Berlin, which is once more the official capital of Germany. On our tour, titled "Where Was the Wall?" we explore the route the Wall took, see
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