Berlin War Memorial

Relevant to students of: Life in East Germany, the Stasi and terror state, the Berlin Wall, Communist Control of Eastern Europe.

The Berlin Wall Memorial is an outdoor exhibition which sits on the former border strip on the east side of the Berlin Wall. Students can see the development of the Berlin Wall including its foundations, expansion and fortification alongside learning of the people whose lives were changed by it. The stories of the residents who lived in its shadow, the escape tunnels and details of the perpetrators who participated in the division are presented here. A “Window of Remembrance” records the names, dates and photos of the victims of the Berlin Wall. There is also a monument dedicated to the memory of the divided city and victims of communist tyranny.