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Tag: Berlin Wall

  • Word of the Week: Republikflucht

    When East Germans escaped over the inner German border during the Cold War, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) described their actions as Republikflucht, which means “desertion from the republic“ or…

  • 10 creative ways people crossed the inner German border

    Some went over, others went under and some went right through it! In a hot air balloon In 1979, eight people soared over the Berlin Wall in a home-made hot…