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Berlin Wall - SE1 Berlin Wall - SE1 & Harmsworth

Memorial: Berlin Wall - SE1

Erection date: /1/1991


{On a nearby plaque:}
Section of the Berlin Wall
'Change Your Life' by the graffiti artist, Indiano

The Berlin Wall was erected by the East German security forces in August 1961 to seal off the East German sector of Berlin from the West. On 9 November 1989 the East Germans began taking down the wall, ending the harsh restrictions on civilian movement between East and West Berlin.

Over 80 people died between 1961 and 1989 attempting to escape over the wall into West Germany.

This section of the Berlin Wall came from near the Brandenburg Gate and was acquired by the Imperial War Museum in January 1991.

Site: Berlin Wall - SE1 & Harmsworth (2 memorials)

SE1, Lambeth Road, Imperial War Museum

The Harmsworth plaque is inside the entrance lobby to the Museum, just to the right of our photo.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Berlin Wall - SE1

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Berlin Wall

Erected by East Germany to isolate West Berlin (run by the US, the UK and Fra...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Berlin Wall - SE1

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Harmsworth - IWM

In 1926 Harold Harmsworth, the first Viscount Rothermere, bought the grounds ...

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