The Berlin Wall Falls | Victims of Communism

Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

The Berlin Wall Falls

The symbol of Communist oppression for millions of Germans, the Berlin Wall was designed to keep the Soviet-controlled east separate and isolated from the free world. In 1989, after a series of reforms and popular unrest, citizens from East and West Berlin met on the Wall for the first time in nearly thirty years, affirming the universal thirst for freedom.