Monuments  
 

Berlin Wall

Section 13: Bernauer Straße between Strelitzer Straße and Nordbahnhof (Edition 2001-2003)


Situation at the Wall memorial, 2003 - Click to enlarge picture (39 K) Border troops photograph, 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (37 K) Grenzmauer 75 (Border Wall 75) at Bernauer Straße showing the effects of  wall-pecking - Click to enlarge picture (56 K) Prefabricated concrete wall of the perimeter defence in the cemetery area of  Bergstraße - Click to enlarge picture (51 K) Patrol track veering to pass along the other side of the light strip; parallel to Bernauer Straße - Click to enlarge picture (49 K)
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Lamp-post of the light strip bearing the marking 'patrol limit' - Click to enlarge picture (27 K) Trace of the attached hinterland Wall at Strelitzer Straße - Click to enlarge picture (44 K) Border troops photograph, 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (39 K) Row of posts of the hinterland Wall and partially dismantled concrete slabs - Click to enlarge picture (29 K) Prefabricated concrete wall of the perimeter defence next to the cemetery area in Bergstraße - Click to enlarge picture (55 K)
Border area markings painted onto the cemetery wall in Ackerstraße - Click to enlarge picture (35 K) Prefabricated concrete wall of the perimeter defence  and post of the border area marking - Click to enlarge picture (40 K) Memorial stone for Wall victims - Click to enlarge picture (40 K)
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Prefabricated concrete wall of the perimeter defence - Click to enlarge picture (40 K)    
After the closing of the sector boundary on 13th August 1961, Bernauer Straße was severely affected by the construction of the border fortifications and was the site of particularly dramatic escapes. Contributing to these circumstances was the fact that the apartment buildings on the southern side of the street belonged to the district of Mitte, and thus to the Soviet sector, while the pavement and the street itself lay in the French sector and therefore in West Berlin. The closing of the sector boundary caused extraordinary difficulties in Bernauer Straße because there were no simple means to prevent an estimated 2,000 inhabitants from leaving their homes.