A valuable resource for those studying the Cold War, learn why and how Berlin was at the very centre of it all, including a live walk through a section of the Berlin Wall Memorial.
Berlin - The Cold War
DescriptionThe Cold War was fought after 1945, in the shadows of ruined Berlin, the spy capital of the world after WWII, and ended following the peaceful revolution in 1989.
On this tour, we explore the origins of Capitalism and Communism and the dark legacy of revolution in the early 20th century. We then focus in on the details of two Berlins after WWII, how the Cold War was won and lost, with stories from both sides of the Berlin Wall that illustrate the lives and destinies under each system, and what it means in Berlin today.
We have designed this tour with the GCSE history curriculum in mind although A-Level history students may also find it useful.
- Origins of Capitalism and Communism
- Legacy - chaos, revolution, WWI and WWII
- The events that led to the Cold War
- The Cold War 1945-1961 - a divided Berlin
- Life in East and West Berlin
- Why the Berlin Wall was built
- Bernauer Strasse Berlin Wall Memorial
- Escape stories and victims of the Wall
- How the 1989 revolution created the world we live in today
Length: 50 mins
Guide: Nick Jackson
I signed up both my year 10s and 11s for this tour immediately. If you can't actually be there, TCBC’s online tours are the next best thing. They make for a new, different and interesting approach to the material - far better than any textbook. I highly recommend them.