Even then the Soviet sector was separated from the others by a fence.
After the fall of Nazi Germany, Berlin was divided into four sector, British, french, American and Soviet.
But in 1961 as relations between the Soviet Union and the West deteriorated, the wire fence was converted into a brick and concrete wall. The Berlin Wall.
This East German lady officer seems happier chatting up then being dismayed by the coming up of the Wall.
The Berlin Wall separated families. A mother and daughter talk to each other across the wall.
The Wall cut through the heart of Berlin
A divided Berlin. A divided Germany. A divided humanity.
1945. People of Berlin suffer.WW2: After Germany lost the war
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. 1945
Berlin, after it fell to the Russians in 1945: WW2
Last days of Nazis in Berlin
When Berlin fell in 1945: Second World War
Berlin in 1945: First hand account: Notes from the diary of Charles Deutmann
The making of the Berlin Wall in 1961
A broken Berlin. 1945. After Germany lost WW2