#ThisDayinHistory 1961, Shortly after midnight on East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city – @AceHistoryNews

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#AceHistoryNews – Aug.13: After World War II, defeated Germany had been divided into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation. The city of Berlin, though technically part of the Soviet zone, was also split, with the Soviets taking the eastern part of the city.

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6818After a massive Allied airlift in June 1948 foiled a Soviet attempt to blockade West Berlin, the eastern section was drawn even more tightly into the Soviet fold

Over the next 12 years, cut off from its western counterpart and basically reduced to a Soviet satellite, East Germany saw 2.5 -3 million of its citizens head to West Germany in search of better opportunities. By 1961, some 1,000 East Germans were leaving every day. In August, the Communist leader of East Germany, got the go-ahead from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to begin the sealing off of all access between East and…

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