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  • Educator Konrad H. Jarausch
  • Director Kyriaki Kyriakou, Remus Buznea
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Kyriaki Kyriakou, Remus Buznea, Mitko Karakolev
  • Art Director Kyriaki Kyriakou, Remus Buznea
  • Sound Designer Ana Roman
  • Composer Ana Roman
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Interested in further information on the Berlin Wall and its history? Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial webpage.

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).