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Construction of the Berlin Wall in August of 1961

James Donovan needed to make a trip to East Berlin to negotiate the exchange of his client, Rudolf Abel (Willy Fisher) for Francis Gary Powers.

To do so, he had to cross into a divided city where a wall separated East from West Berlin. Construction of the Wall began on August 13, 1961.

The great divider was barely six months old when Donovan made his trip to East Berlin during February of 1962.

This photo depicts construction of the Wall during August of 1961. Click on it for a better view.


Media Credits

Construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961—photo from University of Utah, by Corey S. Hatch. Copyright, Corey S. Hatch and University of Utah, all rights reserved. Image provided here as fair use for educational purposes.

Image included in the 2008 Master’s Thesis of Martiena Schneller, “Resurrecting an Old Place with a New Purpose,” at page 16.

 

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