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All of these measures were taken by the communists, not to prepare for an enemy attack from the West, but to prevent the mass migration of East German citizens to freedom, to the West. the individual. The wall was erected as a desperate act-those who could not be swayed by theory would he held by force.
But the true dimensions of the wall cannot he measured by its height or by its length, but by its toll on the citizens of Berlin. For over 28 long years they faced the wall-day in and day out-separated from family and friends-husbands from wives, brothers from sisters, citizens from their fellow countrymen. All Berliners knew the pain of separation, and all wanted desperately to be reunited in peace and freedom.
No other symbol so clearly represented the battleline drawn between East and West, between democracy and communism, between freedom and totalitarianism, than the Berlin Wall.
The wall was an ugly scar across the face of Berlin. And for nearly three decades, it stood as a silent, but constant reminder of the failure of communism-its total rejection of freedom, its blatant disregard for
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