United Nations - New York - August 10 2011 - The Federal Republic of Germany presented a gift of three segments of the - Berlin Wall - to the United Nations, where East German border guards once had the order to shoot anyone attempting to flee into West Berlin, Germany. The city of Berlin will mark the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Wall on August 13. The Berlin Wall was originally built in 1961 by the communist authorities of East Germany in order to stop East Germans from fleeing west, and up to an estimated 245 people died trying to do so until the Wall came down in 1989....
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- U.N. Berlin Wall Monument - New York - August 10 2011