The Berlin Wall - Lessons Learned - Enhanced Version

Carsten Cumbrowski

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A short video by Carsten Cumbrowski about the history of the Berlin Wall that physically and spiritually separated an entire city and its people for 28 years; caused hundreds of deaths and inflicted pain in millions of Germans of two generations. This is an updated and enhanced version of my Berlin Wall video. It is over 2 minutes longer and several new video snippets were added. Some (only a few) of the still images were removed and some of the video footage was re-edited and cut. This version of the vido consists of 21 individual video and audio sources, 54 individual images and 470 words of text for caption, labels and informational messages blended in and out throughout the whole video. Background music by X-Ray Dog (a few seconds of song "The Journey" used for the intro), John F. & die Gropiuslerchen: "Berlin, Berlin (...Dein Herz Kennt Keine Mauern)" from 1987 and Die Skeptiker: "Berlin" from 1995. Idea, concept, script and editing by Carsten Cumbrowski. Copyleft 2008. Feel free to copy, distribute and share this video with friends, family or strangers. Cheers! Carsten Cumbrowski http://www.cumbrowski.com/ http://www.cumbrowski.de/ http://www.roysac.com/ Fast Facts --------------------- International Press-Conference in East-Berlin on 15 June 1961 ... A journalist from the West German newspaper "Frankfurter Rundschau" asked the question, if the creation of a "Free East Berlin" means that a border will be erected at the Brandenburg Gate. ... The East German Head of State "Walter Ulbricht" responded to this question with the following... ... "I understand your question like that there are people in West Germany who wish that we mobilize the construction workers of the capital of the GDR to erect a wall, yes? I am not aware of such intention, but that the construction workers of the capital are mainly busy with the construction of homes and that the available man power is used entirely Nobody has the intention to build a wall." ... During the night of 12-13 ...