Reactions to the construction of the Berlin Wall (August 1961)

During the night of 12 to 13 August 1961, the authorities of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) erect a wall which separates the eastern and western sectors of Berlin. As a sign of their support for the people of the West German enclave, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vice President of the United States, and General Lucius D. Clay, organiser of the Berlin Airlift during the 1948 blockade, travel to Berlin. However, Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), will not be able to go to West Berlin himself until some days later, as the Americans do not wish to spark further provocation. The reunification of Germany seems to become a little more distant still.

Source et copyright

Source: Konrad Adenauer - Staatsmann des freien Deutschlands- Sankt Augustin: ACDP [Prod.], 1987. ACDP, Sankt Augustin. - FILM (00:03:20, Fotomontage, Originalton).
Archiv für Christlich-Demokratische Politik der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Sankt Augustin, Rathausallee 12, D-53757 Sankt Augustin.

Copyright: (c) Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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