The Berlin Wall in the USA
Parts of the Berlin Wall are to be found in these US cities
After the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, people could hardly wait to tear down the border wall that had divided East and West for more than 28 years. Outside Germany, original parts of the Wall were real collector’s items, above all in the USA, which played an important role in German reunification. Today, sections of the Berlin Wall are to be found in American embassies, schools, restaurants and parks. Anna Kaminsky, Managing Director of the Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur (Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany) spent years tracking down where the pieces have landed. In her book “Die Berliner Mauer in der Welt” she tells the story of where the pieces are now and how they got there. Many of the stories are not only symbolic of families torn apart and the East German regime, but also of the close friendship between Germany and the United States.