Above: Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse

One of the 20th century’s most potent symbols of oppression, the Berlin Wall, has now mostly disappeared. Among the most moving remaining sections is the Berlin Wall Memorial, with fascinating outdoor exhibits in English and German spread along several blocks of Bernauer Strasse. There, we had arranged to meet guide, taxi driver and native Berliner Thomas-Dietrich Lehmann, who grew up on the west side of the Wall.

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