COMMEMORATIVE MARKERS ALONG THE BERLIN WALL TRAIL

As early as 1961, people began erecting crosses and commemorative signs at sites where fugitives had been killed or died. Some of the early commemorative sites still exist; others were first created after the Berlin Wall fell. A few fatalities were not known to the public and hence were not publicly commemorated anywhere in the city. On the 20th anniversary of the day the Wall fell, the first commemorative columns were erected at the southern edge of Berlin near each place of death along the Berlin Wall trail. It is planned to have a column erected at every site where a person was killed or died while trying to escape or as a consequence of the border regime.

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Erinnerungszeichen für Herbert Kiebler

Commemorative marker for Herbert Kiebler, 2009, photo M. Nooke, Berlin Wall Memorial