History of Germany
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Victories have many father, catastrophes are orphans.
Two brothers meet for a Christmas reunion after having been separated by the Berlin Wall (at this point only two years old). It was the first meeting of East/West relatives allowed by the East German government following the wall’s construction. West Berlin - 1963
Remembering the Berlin Wall
August 17, 1962: One year after the construction of the Berlin Wall and the complete division of the city of Berlin, one of the most dreadful atrocities on the East-West border occurred. As the East German Peter Fechter was trying to climb over the partitions near Checkpoint Charlie and to go into the American sector, he was shot and wounded by East German border guards. He remained lying in the no man’s land and bled to death." (script courtesy of Germany.info website)
Parts of the destroyed Tiergarten, including the prewar zoo near the Brandenburg Gate on the western side, were parceled out to people so that they could grow vegetables and combat starvation. This woman decided that her parcel could have added amenities. The bathtub was apparently salvaged from the ruins. (1947)