58 years ago today, August 13th 1961, the first border fences were erected around the border of West Berlin, in what would quickly become the Berlin Wall. So what were the events leading up to 1961? How and why was the Wall built, even though "nobody had the intention" to do so?
Published: 13 August 2019 14:43 CEST
The wall is built in August 1961. Photo: DPA
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