• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE MOST RECENT MOVES BY THE EAST GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO STOP THE FLOW OF REFUGEES FROM EAST TO WEST BERLIN IS TO BLOCK OFF DOORS OF BUILDINGS THAT LEAD TO THE WEST.

  • Description

    ONE OF THE MOST RECENT MOVES BY THE EAST GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO STOP THE FLOW OF REFUGEES FROM EAST TO WEST BERLIN IS TO BLOCK OFF DOORS OF BUILDINGS THAT LEAD TO THE WEST. IN MANY PARTS OF THE BORDER ZONE HUGE BLOCKS OF FLATS HAVE FRONT DOORS THAT FACE THE WEST WHILE THE BACK DOOR IS IN THE EAST.

    UNTIL AUG 18, GUARDS WERE POSTED IN THE BUILDINGS TO STOP ANY REFUGEES THAT TRIED TO GET THROUGH. SOME REFUGEES DID MANAGE TO GET THROUGH WITH THE HELP OF FRIENDS WHO ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF THE GUARD. ON AUG 18, THE AUTHORITIES DECIDED TO BRICK IN ALL THESE DOORS AND SEAL THE GAP. PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN GROUND AND FIRST FLOOR FLATS WERE TOLD THEY HAD TO MOVE OUT. ONLY THE DOORS??? EASTERN SIDE HAVE BEEN LEFT OPEN.

    A NEW CONCRETE WALL HAS BEEN BUILT ACROSS THE FRONTIER ZONE AND IS GUARDED BY ARMED POLICE. DURING THE DAY CROWDS OF WEST BERLINERS STAND ON THEIR SIDE OF THE BARRICADES AND SHOUT INSULTS AT THE POLICE AND TROOPS ON GUARD DUTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA279EJ36X48ZULIIQT7PLNDWPM
    Media URN:
    VLVA279EJ36X48ZULIIQT7PLNDWPM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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