25 years since fall of the Berlin Wall, tracing a winding history

November 9, 2014 5:25 PM

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25 years since fall of the Berlin Wall, tracing a winding history

Germans and foreign tourists traced the route of the Cold War relic today, remembering a divided history and a wound that still figures prominently in the German psyche.

Berlin — The Berlin Wall has long been understood as one of the strangest structures of the Cold War. But only by tracing its old course, as it splices parks, zigzags around canals, and makes abrupt turns around street corners, can its arbitrariness and divisiveness be viscerally felt.

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