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🚨East Germany Closes Border Between East and West Berlin

Aug. 13, 1961 - East Germany closed the border early this morning between East and West Berlin. East German troops stood guard at the Brandenburg Gate, the main crossing point between the Eastern and Western sectors. The East Berlin City Government banned its citizens from holding jobs in the Western part of the divided city. This will affect tomorrow the thousands of East Berliners who daily commute to work in the Western sector. The Communists' orders do not affect the Western Allies' access routes to Berlin along the 110-mile passage from West Germany - for now.


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