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Close to the sign at checkpoint Charlie, you can read this bit of info and see this picture :

During the time Germany and Berlin were divided by THE WALL, the sign which symbolizes world history was standing here : The victorious powers of World War II and the two Germanies confronted each other here, and the Western powers defended the fundamental rights of the special Berlin-Status until the confrontation between USA/USSR tanks.
This sign is a copy. The original sign still exists and can be seen in the Haus am Checkpoint Charle - 40 meters from here.
The US-Military Forces in Berlin - on the order of the US-chief of Staff, Colonel Baker - gave this valuable sign a present to the Haus om Checkpoint Charlie on February 22, 1991, in aprpreciation of its work.
When THE WALL came down, avalanches of freed people began to move. The separation of the two worlds, East and West, ended without a boodbath. Special thanks is therefore owded to the numerous victims of the resistance on the other side of THE WALL and to the protctive powers for their commitment to West-Berlin.

Address: Friedrichstraße, Corner Kochstraße
Directions: U-Bahn: Kochstrasse
Phone: (030) 25 37 25-0
Website: http://www.mauer-museum.com

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  • Written Sep 3, 2002
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