Many interesting Web sites focus on the Berlin Wall. We have included only a small selection of links here.
Chronicle of the Wall
(Chronik der Mauer)
The Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam and Deutschlandradio offer a rich multimedia collection of information on the origins, chronology, and consequences of the construction and fall of the Wall.
Federal Center for
Political Education (Bundeszentrale für politische
An extensive scholarly review of topics like the Berlin Wall, the history of the GDR, and German division and unification awaits you in the publications of the Federal Center for Political Education (only in German).
On the Web site of the Federal Commissioner for the Files of the State Security Service of the Former GDR, you will find comprehensive documentation – put together based on Stasi files – of the events of the day that construction of the Wall began (only in German).
On the Web site of the German Historical Museum’s “Virtual Working Museum” (Lebendiges virtuelles Museum Online), you can take a virtual tour of the years of German division, 1949 to 1989 (only in German).
Johannes Cramer: How
much “Wall” does Berlin need?
Where and how should we recall the Berlin Wall? How should we deal with what remains of the Wall? Johannes Cramer, professor of the history of architecture and urban development at Berlin’s Technische Universität, has put forth a proposal (only in German).
For more of an overview or for special issues, see the extensive list of links on the Web site of the foundation Stiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur.