East Germany

What started the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961?

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 - 11:06 GMT

Two days after the free passage between East and West Berlin was closed with barbed wire, the East German authorities began building the Berlin Wall.

Merkel, visiting ex-Stasi jail, defends freedom and democracy

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 - 01:10 GMT

Merkel invoked the injustices of communist East Germany on Friday to defend freedom and democracy during a visit to a prison of the former Stasi secret police.