Curated Collection

Editorial: The Berlin Wall


On August 13, 1961, construction began on the Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of East Germany until 1989. Find archival footage of this emblematic vestige of the Cold War: political figures visiting the wall, citizens at crossing checkpoints, and famous graffiti art, including the iconic My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love painting by Dmitri Vrubel.