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Bernauer Strasse Berlin 1978 | by John Spooner
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Bernauer Strasse Berlin 1978

Buildings bricked up to form part of the 'wall' before the wall was built


The building on the right was a 'felt shoe and slipper factory' at some time.


The first victim of the Berlin Wall was Ida Siekmann on 22th August 1961 who died as a result of her injuries caused by her jump out of a Window in Bernauer Strasse where buildings were in the middle of the border itself, one side belonging to East Berlin and the other to West Berlin.

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Taken on January 5, 1978