die Berliner Mauer

Berliner Mauer – Berlin Wall, barrier that surrounded West Berlin and prevented access to it from East Berlin and adjacent areas of East Germany during the period from 1961 to 1989. A series of revolutions in nearby Eastern Bloc countries, caused a chain reaction in East Germany that ultimately resulted in the demise of the Wall


West Berlin’s authorities mount illuminated display boards on the Springer high-rise near the Wall in an attempt to provide East Berliners with news from the West. Studios am Stacheldraht or The Studio at the Barbed Wire was launched by the Berlin Senate in 1961 in cooperation with the American sector’s radio station, RIAS Berlin: their goal is to provide information and news across the Wall in response to the propaganda blaring out of the GDR’s speaker vans. This sparks a conflict dubbed the speaker war, which does not end until October 1965

www.spiegel.de, wikipedia.org, Encyclopædia Britannica

Studios am Stacheldraht Juni 1962, www.spiegel.de