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Border fortification at Checkpoint Charlie

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October 7 1989
Berlin, Friedrichstraße border crossing (Checkpoint Charlie)
Created By: Jürgen Lottenburger

License: Creative Commons License

From the Set

Border Soldiers on High Alert at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, 7 October 1989

From the Set

Exhibition theme: A Semblance of Normalcy

The border fortification at the Friedrichstraße border crossing (Checkpoint Charlie), one of seven street crossings between East and West Berlin (between the Soviet and US American sectors) while the Wall was up, on the 40th anniversary of the founding of the GDR. Checkpoint Charlie was designated for use by foreign nationals, affiliates of the Allied Forces and diplomats.

Depicts

barrier grid, border fence, border guard, camera, group of people, guard room, man, October 7, 1989, red flag, tollgate, traffic sign

Context

celebration, family, leave, October 7, 1989, vocational education

People/Organizations

Ministry for State Security

Places

Checkpoint Charlie

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