~November 9, 2014~~
Google celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a video doodle
The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier that existed between 1961 and 1989 inclusively, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until it was opened in 1989.
The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the “death strip”) that contained anti-vehicle trenches, “fakir beds” and other defenses.
The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the “will of the people” in building a socialist state in East Germany. In practice, the Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked East Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.
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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Google has posted a video doodle on its homepage which shows that the graffitied chunk of concrete, once a literal division, has been transformed into a symbol of unity, a reminder to passersby of the triumph of the collective human spirit.
The doodle features the people of West Berlin greeting their eastern counterparts on the night of November 9, 1989 and the pieces of the fallen Wall put up in different parts of the world including London, Soeul, Cape Town, Madrid, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Mountain View, Kiev, Sofia, Washington DC, and Berlin.
Explaining how the doodle was created, Ryan Germick & Liat Ben-Rafael from the Google Doodle team, in a blog post, says, “Determined to share this experience on the doodle and others like it around the world, we enlisted several folks and are grateful for their help. Our friends at veed.me arranged 17 international film crews to gather footage. The German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv) provided powerful archival photographs by Klaus Lehnartz and Heiko Specht to set context for the video. Googlers from around the world translated more than 50 international versions. Morgan Stiff edited it all together”.
The night the Berlin Wall fell was a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country’s emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe.
A 15-kilometer (nine-mile) chain of lighted balloons along the former border will be released into the air early Sunday evening – around the time on November 9, 1989 when a garbled announcement by a senior communist official set off the chain of events that brought down the Cold War’s most potent symbol.
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~~Fall of the Berlin Wall Google Doodle~~
~~Published on Nov 8, 2014~~
The Berlin Wall was a barrier that existed between 1961 and 1990, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until it was opened in 1989.
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