Links - publications

The Berlin Wall, 1961 - 1989

Book and accompanying dvd with images and film footage from the Landesarchiv Berlin that provides historical context for the Wall.

The Wall Project

Produced by the Wende Museum, a "museum and archive of the Cold War", this publication documents two Wall-related projects - one to install actual Wall slabs on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles and the other to build a simulated Wall across Wilshire Blvd. on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Wall in 2009.

Die Mauer

This publication is the catalogue for an auction of Berlin Wall slabs that took place in Monte Carlo on June 23, 1990 at the Hotel Metropole Palace. Profits purportedly were used to finance health care in East Germany.

Border Walls

"Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are leading democracies like the United States, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders?"

Walls: Travels Along the Barricades

"The humiliating failure of the Maginot Line and the emotional liberation felt as Berliners chipped their wall into souvenir dust hardly dissuaded the world´s wall builders."

How two-thirds of the Berlin Wall ended up in the U.S.

"On November 9, 1989, after 28 years, the Berlin Wall fell in Germany. Five days later, it emerged again at KDWB FM in Saint Paul, Minnesota. That´s right folks, we´re giving away a piece of the Berlin Wall to the 25th Caller! The press was shocked by the crass commercial appearance of communist keepsakes... for two weeks. Then Christmas season began."