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CSUF Symposium marks fall of the Berlin wall

Nov. 11, 2014

Cal State Fullerton professors took part in a Nov. 3 symposium at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The wall, complete with minefields and checkpoints, was constructed in 1961 by the communist government of East Germany to isolate the East from the democratic West. The 96-mile concrete wall, 27 miles of which ran through Berlin, was originally barbed.

In the wake of reforms that were sweeping Eastern Europe, the opening of the border between East and West Germany was prompted by the forced resignation of Erich Honecker, the communist leader of East Germany who ruled for nearly two decades. Continue reading the full article online .

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