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Statement at the Cold War border, 1962

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 29, 2019

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, September, 1962: The situation on Bernauerstrasse at the border between Berlin's eastern and western sectors is summed up by a graffiti artist with a single word on a bricked-up building — "murder." Between the time the Berlin Wall was built — just over a year before the photo was taken — and the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in 1989, scores of people were killed trying to escape from East Berlin.
  

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