Remembering victims of the Berlin Wall

Earlier today a memorial place for victims of the Berlin Wall was taken down. The memorial was privately funded and located right at Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie, where 16 years ago, the borders of East and West Berlin met.

Checkpoint Charly today hosts a museum, which documents the history of escape from the GDR (East Germany) to the West, and an army post, where a lot of tourists get pictures taken.

The memorial was quite controversal and spiked off one or the other discussion – probably due to its looks and due to its privat nature. So even though there is another “location” for remembering people who died while trying to escape from East Germany, I wish the city of Berlin would have supported this efford.

Some pictures. (Courtesy of

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