Berlin Wall

Various graffiti are painted on the Berlin Wall on the West Berlin side on April 29, 1984. The Berlin wall built by the East German government to seal off East Berlin from the part of the city occupied by the three main western powers (USA, Great Britain and France), and to prevent mass illegal emigration to the West. The wall, built along the border between German Democratic Republic (GDR) and Federal Republic of Germany, was the scene of the shooting of many East Germans who tried to escape from GDR. The two countries remained divided until November 1989 when the wall was unexpectedly opened following increased pressure for political reform in GDR.        (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Delta County Man Recalls Seeing Berlin Wall Fall

The rubble sitting in the rock garden in front of Horst Kalin’s home in Crawford is anything but ordinary. It’s a symbol of decades of intimidation and imprisonment, a small piece of a bigger structure wrought with fear and the loss of freedom.

11/15/2014

A Trabant (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Classic German Cars Find Home In Longmont

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, scores of East German families flooded across the border to a new life in their tiny, rattly Trabants — the spare-yet-iconic cars that were thriftily manufactured for decades in the communist country.

01/21/2012

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