The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall - Konrad H. Jarausch
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What was the point of building this massive barrier in the first place? Hope Harrison’s book, Driving the Soviets up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961 (Princeton, 2003), delves into the decision.
What happened when the Berlin Wall fell? How did this come about? Hans-Hermann Hertle gives an account of the fall of the wall in Der Fall der Mauer: Die unbeabsichtigte Selbstauflösung des SED-Staates (Opladen, 1996). This copy is in German.
Who were the people most affected by the Berlin Wall? Hans-Hermann Hertle and Maria Nooke give a thorough investigation in The Victims at the Berlin Wall 1961-1989: A Biographical Handbook (Berlin, 2011).
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