Social issues regarding the Berlin Wall the past and the future.
Assignment description: This assignment is based on documented evidence. This is a research exercise about
the history of the selected neighborhood or place, and about its conditions in the present.
Past: As a group you have selected a city or an urban area such as a neighborhood,
borough or place. Research about its history including physical and social evolution.
Describe and discuss the urban political, economic, social, and cultural reasons
which triggered the transformation of the place through time.
Outline: Brief Pre-WWII history of Berlin
Berlin’s role in WWII
Division into 4 Berlins/East-West divide
East Berlin felt safe under Soviet rule
For East Berliners, the wall was an “anti-fascist protection barrier” → wall was actually use to keep immigrants out
Soviet Union had a weak economy at the time, which went hand-in-hand(? Can’t think of the word) with East Berlin
Fall of Wall
Post-Wall (1989 to now)
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