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Fall of The Berlin Wall

By: iMinds
Narrated by: Hamish Hughes
Length: 8 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century

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Sure, most of us now jokingly recall David Hasselhoff or Ronald Reagan when talking about the Berlin Wall, but how much does the average person really know about it? From iMinds comes Fall of the Berlin Wall, a thorough and engaging program aimed at ensuring our understanding of one of the most dramatic moments in modern European history extends farther than Hasselhoff singing in a light-up suit. Performed by the warm and confident Hamish Hughes, this audiobook is a valuable addition to anyone’s collection.


Learn about the Fall of the Berlin Wall with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Berlin Wall stood as a boundary in the German capital for 28 years, 2 months and 26 days. It symbolized the split between not only West and East Berlin, but Western and Eastern Europe as a whole. It was an international symbol of the Cold War and represented an ideological divide between capitalism in the west and communism in the east. Then, on a momentous November day in 1989, the Berlin Wall was dramatically torn down. With its fall tumbled down the idea of a divided Europe.

When it had stood, the Berlin Wall had kept East Berliners from moving from the communist zone of the city to capitalist West Berlin. To those who watched events from the west, the Berlin Wall symbolized the restrictions of those living under a communist government. After World War Two, the Soviet Union imposed communist governments in many Eastern European countries. And to keep western capitalism out of these places, the Soviets built a barrier between communist eastern countries and capitalist western ones. This barrier, which was ideological as well as physical, was termed the “iron curtain” by the west. The barrier between West and East Berlin was known as the “Berlin Wall”.

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