The Berlin Wall

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When was the construction of the Berlin Wall commenced?

13 August 1961

What was the primary intention for the construction of the Berlin Wall?

To prevent East German citizens from fleeing to the West

What did the Soviet Bloc propaganda portray the Berlin Wall as?

Protecting its population from 'fascist elements'

What did the West Berlin city government sometimes refer to the Berlin Wall as?

'Wall of Shame'

What did the authorities officially refer to the Berlin Wall as?

'Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart'

Test your knowledge about the history and significance of the Berlin Wall with this quiz. Learn about the events leading to its construction and its impact on the city of Berlin.

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