Digital Archives | Nov 9, 1958 | 9:33

Escape from East Berlin

Hundreds of East German refugees flee for the West every day on trains and via the busy streets of Berlin.

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Digital Archives - Ten years after the fall of the Berlin WallNov 9, 1999 | 3:25Digital Archives Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall Audio
Digital Archives Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall Nov 9, 1999 | 3:25Berlin is full of life, but 10 years later there are still problems to confront in the former East and West Germanys.
Digital Archives - Two Germanys become oneOct 1, 1990 | 13:24Digital Archives Two Germanys become one Video
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Digital Archives - The road to reunificationMar 4, 1990 | 14:11Digital Archives The road to reunification Audio
Digital Archives The road to reunification Mar 4, 1990 | 14:11East Germans face a loss of identity as they prepare to vote in free elections that will mean the end of their country.
Digital Archives - East Berliners go daytrippingNov 11, 1989 | 6:12Digital Archives East Berliners go daytripping Video
Digital Archives East Berliners go daytripping Nov 11, 1989 | 6:12East Germans jump at the chance to visit the West, do some shopping, and go home again -- all in one day.
Digital Archives - East Berliners go daytrippingNov 11, 1989 | 6:09Digital Archives East Berliners go daytripping Video
Digital Archives East Berliners go daytripping Nov 11, 1989 | 6:09East Germans jump at the chance to visit the West, do some shopping, and go home again -- all in one day.
Digital Archives - The fall of the Berlin WallNov 9, 1989 | 9:10Digital Archives The fall of the Berlin Wall Video
Digital Archives The fall of the Berlin Wall Nov 9, 1989 | 9:10Berliners come out to celebrate as East Germany throws opens its borders, effectively knocking down the wall.
Digital Archives - The fall of the Berlin WallNov 9, 1989 | 9:11Digital Archives The fall of the Berlin Wall Video
Digital Archives The fall of the Berlin Wall Nov 9, 1989 | 9:11Berliners come out to celebrate as East Germany throws opens its borders, effectively knocking down the wall.
Digital Archives - Getting out of East Germany gets easierSep 11, 1989 | 4:36Digital Archives Getting out of East Germany gets easier Video
Digital Archives Getting out of East Germany gets easier Sep 11, 1989 | 4:36When Hungary lifts its border restrictions with Austria, thousands of East Germans use the opportunity to escape to the West.
Digital Archives - Ronald Reagan visits West BerlinJun 12, 1987 | 2:38Digital Archives Ronald Reagan visits West Berlin Video
Digital Archives Ronald Reagan visits West Berlin Jun 12, 1987 | 2:38U.S. president Ronald Reagan visits West Berlin with a request of peace for the Soviet leader.
Digital Archives - Great escapes from East GermanySep 13, 1973 | 13:33Digital Archives Great escapes from East Germany Audio
Digital Archives Great escapes from East Germany Sep 13, 1973 | 13:33A people-smuggler defends the fees he charges to help East Germans escape to the West.
Digital Archives - Behind the Berlin WallJun 9, 1968 | 26:04Digital Archives Behind the Berlin Wall Video
Digital Archives Behind the Berlin Wall Jun 9, 1968 | 26:04An East German student talks about the education system, food and lodging on her side of the wall.
Digital Archives - Behind the Berlin WallJun 9, 1968 | 26:05Digital Archives Behind the Berlin Wall Video
Digital Archives Behind the Berlin Wall Jun 9, 1968 | 26:05An East German student talks about the education system, food and lodging on her side of the wall.
Digital Archives - Dying to escape from East BerlinAug 26, 1962 | 10:14Digital Archives Dying to escape from East Berlin Audio
Digital Archives Dying to escape from East Berlin Aug 26, 1962 | 10:14Riots break out in Berlin when a young man is shot to death while trying to breach the Berlin Wall.
Digital Archives - Berlin Wall cuts city in halfAug 20, 1961 | 14:01Digital Archives Berlin Wall cuts city in half Video
Digital Archives Berlin Wall cuts city in half Aug 20, 1961 | 14:01CBC reporter Stanley Burke reports from Berlin just after barricades go up between East and West.
Digital Archives - Berlin Wall cuts city in halfAug 20, 1961 | 14:02Digital Archives Berlin Wall cuts city in half Video
Digital Archives Berlin Wall cuts city in half Aug 20, 1961 | 14:02CBC reporter Stanley Burke reports from Berlin just after barricades go up between East and West.

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