1961年8月的一天, 居住在东西柏林的人们象往常一样, 告别亲人和朋友, 有的或去上班, 有的或去上学, 也有的是去探亲访友. 他们却怎么也没想到这一别竟是28年. 就在他们回家的路上, 一夜之间一堵壁垒森严的墙竟将他们与亲人和朋友之间隔离了. 父母不能回到孩子身边, 夫妻不能团聚, 情人不再相见, 孩子失去父母. 为了能与亲人团聚, 人们想尽各种方式翻越这座柏林墙, 不幸的是238人成了柏林墙的牺牲品, 260多人受伤.
这堵冰冷隔离墙将柏林一分为二, 总长超过155公里，高约3~4米，设有15层严密防线, 墙顶设有铁丝电网及警报器. 总共动用约1万4千名东德警察及1千只警犬日夜严密监控着. 柏林墙又名”反法西斯防卫墙”, 是德国首都柏林在第二次世界大战以后，德意志民主共和国(即东德)在其领土上建立的围墙，目的是隔离东西两德, 从而阻隔东西柏林之间市民的往来。
28年后, 曾经的中年已白发苍苍; 曾经的青年早已步入老年; 曾经的孩子也已不再年轻; 曾经的一切都已面目全非. 但它却隔不断亲情, 爱情和友情. 1989年11月9日，柏林墙终于倒塌了!
柏林墙的建立，是二战后德国分裂和冷战的重要标志, 也是德国历史上难以抹去的一道伤疤.. 柏林墙的倒塌标志了东西方冷战的结束，从此,分裂了28年的两德终于得到了统一.
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The Berlin Wall
18 years ago, namely, 9th November 1989, on that day, the wall between East and West Berlin which stood for 28 years, finally collapsed. Since then, the East and West Germany reunited and people can travel freely to the East and the West. In the night when the wall collapsed, people were standing on the Berlin Wall singing and dancing for joy and celebrating the great day! Everyone was extremely happy.
One day in August 1961, people who lived in East and West Berlin, left their families and friends as usual going to work or to School, some others just visited their relatives.
However, they could never believe that they were separated from their families and relatives for 28 years by a wall that was built just overnight! Parents could not return home; couples could not be together again; Children lost their parents. In order to go back to their families, people tried many different ways to cross the Berlin Wall. Unfortunately, 238 people were killed and more than 260 were injured.
The cold ruthless wall separated Berlin into 2 parts. It’s 155 km long and 3.6 m high. There were 15 extremely strict control lines of defence. On the top of the wall there were barbed wires and .serien; about 14.000 soldiers and polices and 1.000 watchdogs were in use. The Berlin Wall also calls “Anti-Fascistic Protective Barrier ” It is a wall built by East Germany to separate East and West Germany, in order to stop people to travel between East and West.
28 yeas later, people ever middle-aged have been hoary-headed; ever young people became older; ever a child now not young anymore. Everything has changed since the wall existed. However, it can not separate relationship, nor love and friendship. 9th November 1989, the wall finally collapsed!
The Berlin Wall is a symbol of separation of East and West Germany and of a cold war between Eastern and Western; it is also a scar of the Germany history which can never be wiped; The collapse of the Berlin Wall is an important symbol of the end of the cold war. Since then, Germany which was separated for 28 years, finally reunited.