Inside Berlin

Two photographs from a report called ‘Violations of illegal Acts & incidents at the sector border in Berlin since building of the Wall 12-August 1961-15 August 1962’. This was published on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany by the Federal Ministry for all-German questions, Bonn and Berlin. (Catalogue ref: FO 371/163600)


Above: In order to free a field of fire for the Soviet zonal border guards, the workers’ settlement in Klemke-strasse in the district of Reinickendorf has been razed to the ground.

Below: Wall, barbed wire and the death strip along the Blankenfelder Chausee between Berlin-Lübars (West) and Berlin-Blankenfelde (Soviet sector). In the background a watch tower.


Return to Cold War on File