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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meet Nobody


"Niemand hat die Absicht, ein Mauer zu errichten" - Nobody intends to build a wall


Es begann mit einer Lüge. DDR-Staatsratschef Walter Ulbricht versicherte am 15. Juni 1961, es werde keine Mauer gebaut. Fast 30 Jahre lang sollte sie Deutschland trennen. It started with a lie. GDR Head of State Walter Ulbricht gave assurances on June 15th 1961 that no wall would be built. For almost 30 years, it would divide Germany. Die Zeit Online (Translated by me) Am 13. August 1961 begann die DDR mit dem Bau der Mauer in Berlin. The GDR started construction of the wall on August 13th, 1961 (Slightly less than 2 months after claiming Nobody intended to build one.)

Meet Nobody


Picture of the wall Nobody intended to build shortly after the speech...
The Wall that nobody intended to build in later years - also showing the mine fields which kept pole vaulters from getting any bright ideas.


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