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Conversation between two friends over the wall of the "first generation" in the Harz road along the border Neukölln / Treptow 23rd August 1961

Conversation between two friends over the wall of the "first generation" in the Harz road on the sector border Neukölln / Treptow August 1961

Confrontation as the wall starts to be built

Berlin ~ Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region ~ Germany ~ Construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961 ~ Confrontation.

COMMUNIST GDR BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF THE BERLIN WALL - AUGUST 1961 - ESCAPE THRU BUILDING WINDOWS

People escape through building windows to West Germany as the Berlin Wall is being built, August 1961

Germany. Berlin Wall,  13 august 1961 | Flickr

found photos from Italy - vernacular photography from the collection of Giuseppe Savini

1986: Former East German border guard Conrad Schumann in front of the famous photo of him defecting to the West on August 15, 1961 aged 19. At that stage of construction, the Berlin Wall was only a low barbed wire fence. Schumann later moved to Bavaria but, suffering from depression, he hanged himself in 1998.

The Berlin Wall

Former East German border guard Conrad Schumann in front of the famous photo of him defecting to the West on August 1961 aged At that stage of construction, the Berlin Wall was only a low barbed wire fence.

The Adler Apotheke at Checkpoint Charlie. The white line on the road is the start of East Berlin territory.

chrisjohndewitt: “ The Adler Apotheke at Checkpoint Charlie. The white line on the road is the start of East Berlin territory.

36 Incredible Captures From History You Have Never Seen Before

36 Amazing Photos From History That Most People Have Never Seen Before Genuinely breathtaking.

Old snaps you have to see. Part 7

Old snaps you have to see. Part 7

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