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    Examining the border wall that separated East and West Berlin.
    Images via Getty, AP Newsroom, Reuters
    Map source by MapTiler / OpenStreetMap Contributors via Geolayers 3
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  • @kormagogthedestroyer
    @kormagogthedestroyer หลายเดือนก่อน +8834

    As John F Kennedy put it: “Democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in.”

    • @causewaykayak
      @causewaykayak หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Didnt that dope also help start the Vietnam War, Ruin Cuba with sanctions causing massive hardship, Bay of Pigs etc etc ... not a guy who's opinions you'd want to rely on. Propaganda loudmouth for the US.

    • @Mawyman2316
      @Mawyman2316 หลายเดือนก่อน +248

      Tbf here in the continental US there isn’t a non democracy to run to.

    • @revolutioninformationburea6719
      @revolutioninformationburea6719 หลายเดือนก่อน +66

      who were they keeping in except the west berliners, the wall surrounded west berlin

    • @curedham2963
      @curedham2963 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      not yet

    •  หลายเดือนก่อน +204

      Yes, that’s why all of the dead people that tried to cross it were West Berliners trying to enter East Berlin. /s

  • @Tayl0n
    @Tayl0n หลายเดือนก่อน +3826

    The longstanding difference between the two sides of the wall is crazy to see. There are many statistics in which you can still see the divide where the wall used to stand.

    • @miliba
      @miliba หลายเดือนก่อน +105

      For example the number of Turks and Arabs vs Vietnamese and Russians

    • @flopunkt3665
      @flopunkt3665 หลายเดือนก่อน +67

      ​@@miliba there are more Russians in West Germany cause they arrived in the 90s after the collapse of the USSR. The Soviet soldiers in East Germany left with their families in the 90s.

    • @YakrifZee
      @YakrifZee หลายเดือนก่อน +130

      There is a similar wall in occupied Palestine and many of people who are horrified with Berlin war support that wall.
      Truly disgusting people.

    • @lonesome3958
      @lonesome3958 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      For example the type of lightbulb used in berlin used lets you see a clear line of where it was at night.

    • @Homer-OJ-Simpson
      @Homer-OJ-Simpson หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@YakrifZeewhat’s interesting is Palestn people voted for “Hummus” and 72% believe Oct 7 was good. The same people for decades tried to eradicate Israelis and the state

  • @MarijnRoorda
    @MarijnRoorda หลายเดือนก่อน +1642

    I actually remember when my parents took me and my brother to see the wall. We were on vacation in west germany, and one day we went there to Berlin, just to see the wall. Several years later we saw on CNN how the wall was torn down. My father felt it was important his kids got to see it, as he had been a journalist who on several occasions had been to the Warschaupact for stories he wrote for magazines. I guess it was trips like this that instilled in me a desire to know about history, how it gets repeated, and how we rarely seem to learn from it.

    • @Potent_Techmology
      @Potent_Techmology หลายเดือนก่อน

      Warsaw Pact*
      Thanks to ze Germans, Europe and the world had been destabilized more than ever because if they can't have Lebensraum, no one can :)

    • @kevin-parratt-artist
      @kevin-parratt-artist หลายเดือนก่อน +61

      I pissed on the wall.

    • @Dwigt_Rortugal
      @Dwigt_Rortugal หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@TrustandbelieveintheLORD2 Dude/dudette. You're not helping. You're just convincing everyone that Christians are really weird people that recite verses with no context whatsoever. TH-cam proselytizing does more harm than good. Go get to know your neighbors and hang out with people who make you really uncomfortable. (To non-believers: we're actually real people, with real problems, and we say curse words sometimes. Don't tell anyone!) If you want to emulate this edifying experience in real life, go to a coffee shop or a bar, walk over to people having a conversation, rudely interrupt them and say, "So whether you eat..." People will look really confused if they're not angry. Hi. I am from the planet Krypton and I do not know how to relate to humans.

    • @LitoMike
      @LitoMike หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      ​@@kevin-parratt-artist💀

    • @xxdelta77xx446
      @xxdelta77xx446 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​TrustandbelieveintheLORD1 was taken? Lol.

  • @rabitec.
    @rabitec. หลายเดือนก่อน +724

    My grandmother escaped from the east on new years eve of 1961 by passing through the border checkpoint with the pass of a woman from Belgium that looked very similar to her which was smuggled in by my granfather who was living in Westberlin when visiting her. Of course the border guards noticed the missing immigration stamp on the pass but after 12+ hours of cross-examination they let her go.

    • @Mr_Knighthood
      @Mr_Knighthood หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      No replies, lemme fix that

    • @silvervixen007
      @silvervixen007 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      That's actually crazy!

    • @wanderschlosser1857
      @wanderschlosser1857 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      The border guards didn't realize within 12 hrs that your grandmother was not from Belgium? I mean people from Belgium usually have either a French or a Dutch accent when speaking German.

    • @mayav927
      @mayav927 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      @@wanderschlosser1857I mean I feel like there were so many lies she could’ve told to cover that. “Oh I was raised here but moved to Belgium with my family years ago” “I moved with my husband after we got married for his work.” My dad was born and raised in the Netherlands. Didn’t speak a ton of English till he was 25. And now, he doesn’t really have a Dutch accent anymore when he speaks English.

    • @sdHansy
      @sdHansy หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@wanderschlosser1857 Yeah, I call BS on that story.

  • @Kkubey
    @Kkubey หลายเดือนก่อน +1643

    A former teacher of mine who was a guard at the wall for the east when he was young told us how he started questioning it once he realized that it looked like it was keeping them in rather than keeping others out. He said he was glad that he never encountered anyone during his duty, because if he had, he wouldn't have had the chance to deny doing his job. Knowing this, the seemingly inhuman guards become more complex too. You see someone approach and know that they will change the rest of your life right there, if you weren't unfortunate enough to encounter someone several times.

    • @maleprincess62
      @maleprincess62 หลายเดือนก่อน +46

      Everyone does what they need to survive. It's unfortunate when that need conflicts with someone else's.

    • @bobjones1999
      @bobjones1999 หลายเดือนก่อน +61

      I feel bad for the Border Guards. Seems like such a boring sad job with everyone watching you. My relative said that he visited East Germany in the 60's as part of an exchange program or something. He said that a dumb American lady went up to a guard in the tunnel that they were in to cross from west to east and asked "Why do you shoot people". The guard looked around basically said he doesn't want to, his job was miserable, how he couldn't mess up with everyone around, the guards were always rotating and never knowing whether that guard was part of the secret police. He said that they try not to kill them, shooting them in the legs but the machine guns are so inaccurate its practically impossible
      Anyways my relative also said he spent most of his savings on the flight from JFK to Germany. it went from JFK -> Newfoundland -> London -> Germany all in this crampt dingy loud shaky propeller plane.

    • @salia2897
      @salia2897 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      You can always miss. I didn't hear of anybody getting persecuted for not managing to shoot someone trying to escape. Some guards that did shoot people were however tried and sentenced for murder after the fall of the wall.

    • @auwei
      @auwei หลายเดือนก่อน

      he was a pig!

    • @Niday249
      @Niday249 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@TrustandbelieveintheLORD2 thank you bro

  • @Dr.W.Krueger
    @Dr.W.Krueger หลายเดือนก่อน +228

    Escaped with my family to the "golden west" in 1970. Thanks, father. Best present you could make to a child growing up.

    • @zothantluanga19ibig10
      @zothantluanga19ibig10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      How old are you

    • @Dr.W.Krueger
      @Dr.W.Krueger หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      ​@@zothantluanga19ibig10 ​
      Old enough. ;-) One of the last baby boomers.

    • @jeftaswara2192
      @jeftaswara2192 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      How...? We are curious..

    • @Dr.W.Krueger
      @Dr.W.Krueger 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +26

      @@jeftaswara2192
      We did not return from a vacation at lake Balaton in the Hungarian People's Republic. My father bribed people and paid a small fortune to get forged papers. We then traveled over Austria to Southern Germany.

    • @CarrerasCorradosCoffee
      @CarrerasCorradosCoffee 12 วันที่ผ่านมา +4

      ​@Dr.W.Krueger thanks for sharing this story. Your father is a brave man.

  • @americanindeon
    @americanindeon หลายเดือนก่อน +944

    I was stationed in Berlin from 88-92 and worked in the Meddac (hospital). I took a trip to East Berlin Before the wall came down. You had to get special permission and go as a group in our Class A uniforms so there would be no confusion that we were there to do anything other than shopping and eating. I didn't buy much while there because most of the things I wanted to buy was fine China and crystalware which I couldn't store anywhere since I lived in the barracks. I was off duty for the two days when AFN (news) came on the TV saying that the wall was open. I watched in shock and confusion, then realized I had a decision to make. Was I going to say and watch it on TV and wait for the orders to come from Headquarters to stay what we could and couldn't do? One of my roomates and I decided we were leaving before official orders came down to lock us o base. One of the best decision I ever made. We left! We got to be right smack in the center of this world changing event. CheckPoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate (within walking distance). I got to get on top of the wall and got a few pictures (I wish a digital camera was thing then). I helped East Germans up and over the wall. I ventured where no American had been in civilian clothes, East Berlin. I stayed to celebrate all night and into the morning. I knew I couldn't go back to the barracks because they were not allowed to leave. So I stayed out, but eventually I went to my girlfriend's apartment and got some sleep. It was in the early morning hours and I didn't go far as I was scared something might happen to me. In the days and weeks after the wall opened up, I went deeper into the east with my German Girlfriend on our bikes. Trust me know I was taking part in world history and I took it all in.

    • @LivingNomad
      @LivingNomad หลายเดือนก่อน +60

      Thanks for sharing, it's great hearing stories from people that got to experience it.

    • @erickdaza5020
      @erickdaza5020 หลายเดือนก่อน +42

      My guy.This is a hell of an experience.I’m jealous

    • @whiteboykopano
      @whiteboykopano หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      I'd love to see those pictures you took, you should post them somewhere if you don't mind. Awesome story, things you'll only hear from the people that were there

    • @Thiesi
      @Thiesi หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Thank you for your service!

    • @mathieutyler00
      @mathieutyler00 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      This isn't about you. No one is gonna read the fake AI story you posted.
      Find a real friend.
      Go outside.
      Stay outside.

  • @Yora21
    @Yora21 หลายเดือนก่อน +369

    My grandparents had their house less than a kilometer from a small river that marked the northernmost section of the border. And there was a little pub right down at the river where my grandfather would sometimes take us to get icecream when I was 5.
    That section of the border was basically a swamp, so the actual fortifications were a couple hundred meters inside East German territory, and completely hidden by the trees growing on the east bank. So it really just looked like a completely unremarkable little river maybe 15 meters across. However, my aunt says when she was playing down at the river with her friends, they sometimes saw East German soldiers patrolling the other side, and sometimes you could hear mines getting set off by deer in the distance.
    It's really weird to realize later that the Iron Curtain ran just behind my grandparents backyard.

    • @RoamingDoctors
      @RoamingDoctors หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Ur grandparents must hv born 150 yrs ago atleast... Wow❤

    • @enteplays3662
      @enteplays3662 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      ​@@RoamingDoctors ...The Wall existet until November 9th 1989

    • @singlecell2498
      @singlecell2498 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      ​@@RoamingDoctors how did you work that out

    • @kenlompart9905
      @kenlompart9905 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@RoamingDoctors East and west Germany only reunited about 35 years ago.

    • @patbeni2590
      @patbeni2590 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@@RoamingDoctorsHow did you get that? They would have been more than 100 years old when the wall was finished if that was the case. Possible, but unlikely.

  • @hallquiche
    @hallquiche หลายเดือนก่อน +210

    Berlin has to be one of the most historically interesting cities in the world. This, the Cold War era alone is like something out of a dystopian movie. A huge city divided in ideology, economy, technology, currency and general way of life, yet the people on both sides want the wall torn down. It went from being the centre of the Nazi-regime to being a chess board where western capitalism and eastern communism competed, and the inhabitants played the part of pawns. There was no time to adapt.

    • @musagakou903
      @musagakou903 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Genocidals

    • @wanderschlosser1857
      @wanderschlosser1857 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      It certainly is. Besides the centuries prior to, which are certainly interesting, too, within a hundred years Berlin went from being the imperial German capital to a wild brief period of Democracy, becoming the heart of the 3rd Reich, getting badly destroyed, divided and becoming the centre of the Cold War and then reunited into the capital of modern Germany. And you easily find remains of all of it in that amazing city. It's not a beauty like Paris, neither has it the majestic aura of London or the metropolitan vibe of New York. Berlin has a bit of everything combined with a very unique history. Grew up in that amazing city literally in the shadow of the wall on the Eastern side.

    • @Stierenkloot
      @Stierenkloot หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Also great techno parties as a direct result of

    • @wanderschlosser1857
      @wanderschlosser1857 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@Stierenkloot Yeah the 90's and early 2000's were great and wild in Berlin. It was the cheapest metropolitan city to visit or live in, in entire Europe. Now investors took over and living cost conditions more and more equaliser with Paris, London or Munich.

    • @MazziniFan
      @MazziniFan หลายเดือนก่อน

      Id say constantinople or antioch was a better city in terms of history.

  • @eringanley1796
    @eringanley1796 หลายเดือนก่อน +281

    That shot starting at 6:30 is absolutely insane, beautifully modeled. Incredibly sad what it is depicting though, and the lengths went to in order to keep people separated. Great explanation and breakdown, thank you!

    • @SushmaVivek-xq4nv
      @SushmaVivek-xq4nv หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Good idea for Trump's Mexico wall

    • @Fallout3131
      @Fallout3131 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@SushmaVivek-xq4nvMAGA

    • @Dwigt_Rortugal
      @Dwigt_Rortugal หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      The lengths that humans will go to to try to control other humans... It really is terrible.

    • @MrReymoclif714
      @MrReymoclif714 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      1975 is the border I saw on the bus tour!!!

    • @SimonBauer7
      @SimonBauer7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@SushmaVivek-xq4nv well another lesson for trump is that you can try and stop it, but peoples desire for more freedom and a better life will always win no matter what

  • @Sleepyguy256
    @Sleepyguy256 หลายเดือนก่อน +378

    Finnaly after 2 months my fav TH-camr posts

    • @AKAK-rh7lr
      @AKAK-rh7lr หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      He has multiple channels, one is called Hoog

    • @m.rspinachioj2621
      @m.rspinachioj2621 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @@AKAK-rh7lrwhat are the other ones

    • @ryanplayz6848
      @ryanplayz6848 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@AKAK-rh7lrwhat are the others man

    • @ahoyforsenchou7288
      @ahoyforsenchou7288 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@m.rspinachioj2621 *soy face*

    • @AKAK-rh7lr
      @AKAK-rh7lr หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@m.rspinachioj2621 Hoog

  • @arjaxlarjax
    @arjaxlarjax หลายเดือนก่อน +120

    There's a section of the Berlin Wall in my home city, Canberra. It sits out the front of the Harmonie German club. My father and I visited it a few weeks ago and had a very solemn moment staring at this monolith that once played a part in cutting a city and more symbolically a nation in two. When my Father was watching it fall on the news in 1989 with his family it was a moment unbelievable to everyone there, like up become down in a matter of hours. Great video as always 👍

    • @allananderson949
      @allananderson949 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Who would've that 30 years later the Australian government would do the same thing to its own citizens?

    • @soulsphere9242
      @soulsphere9242 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      @@allananderson949 If you are referring to COVID, the Australian government did not place any restrictions on the movement of citizens. Constitutionally the power to close borders rests with the states. They did so with the overwhelming support of the population. Most of Australia was essentially unaffected by COVID due to the border measures.

    • @allananderson949
      @allananderson949 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@soulsphere9242 International borders are controlled by the federal government,

    • @wanderschlosser1857
      @wanderschlosser1857 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​@@allananderson949You obviously don't know what you're talking about.

    • @allananderson949
      @allananderson949 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@wanderschlosser1857 The borders were closed. Were you living under a rock?

  • @krazyvenomttv
    @krazyvenomttv หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    I was stationed at the US Army Garrison at Ledward Barracks in what was then Schweinfurt, West Germany. We were 20 miles (32.2 Kilometers) from the then border. I was a combat medic who was in charge of driving an M113A2 MEDEVAC vehicle. Many times did the infantry have to go to the border and take their turn. Part of that was to help East German citizens into West Germany if needed. I was at a remote location one time, providing medical support for the troops there. What you didn't mention was the mine fields and anti-vehicle ditches that were outside of populated areas. I have witnessed the attempt of 28 East German citizens make an attempt to escape to West Germany. They were in a big truck with an open area in the back. It looked similar to the US Army's 2.5-ton truck, commonly called the duece-and-a-half. Of the 28 people crammed into this truck, only 2 made it to the west side alive. The others were shot and killed by East German guards. We could do nothing unless they shot at US Troops. All we could do is watch people die. As a medic, the two who survived were the only two that actually made it the camp, although both were badly injured. I could only save those two. But so many more died not only that day but throughout the time of East & West Germany. Much of the things that went on still haunt me to this day.

  • @jimlawton4184
    @jimlawton4184 หลายเดือนก่อน +61

    I will say, I signed up to nebula so I could watch the balloon escape story, and it did not disappoint! Honestly had me on the edge of my seat and happy crying. Hopefully that’s not a spoiler!

    • @Svendrys
      @Svendrys หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      some people escaped with paragliders

    • @jsrocker248
      @jsrocker248 3 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Oky I'm genuinely curious, is Nebula worth getting? A lot of the youtubers I watch have their main content over there but I just thought it was another paid subscription that they just wanted to use since YT itself has been heavily monetizing their channels.

  • @GraemeCampbellMusic
    @GraemeCampbellMusic หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    I saw it as an 11 year old in 1984. My dad worked as a civilian for the British Army in W. Germany and we went on a trip to Berlin. There were viewing platforms on the west side where you could look over. We also saw a checkpoint being repaired and East German soldiers guarding the workers so they wouldn’t run off. I’ll never forget it .

  • @paillette2010
    @paillette2010 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

    When Wim Wenders made his masterpiece Wings of Desire, he was not allowed to film with the wall in one scene, so he created a faux wall that is a hilarious take on the original.

  • @steammanx
    @steammanx หลายเดือนก่อน +264

    "Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in."
    - JFK

    • @danielkjm
      @danielkjm หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      Yeap, you just make impossible to buy your way out lol

    • @shapied
      @shapied หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      We only make walls to keep others out

    • @FullySpooled
      @FullySpooled หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Yep, and keep striving for a more perfect union.

    • @dmurray2978
      @dmurray2978 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      @@shapied otherwise the infrastructure is overwhelmed and it all ends up as bad as the place they all came from

    • @shapied
      @shapied หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@dmurray2978 equality is scare for those who are privileged, I know.

  • @BradleyG01
    @BradleyG01 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

    Neo single-handedly makes Nebula worth it. There's other content on there thats amazing, but Neo's Nebula content consistently makes me feel like I've gotten my monthly subscription-worth of money.

  • @ellik33
    @ellik33 หลายเดือนก่อน +91

    Ive waited so long for a new video, thank you so much neo. You are such an inspiring human. Thank you for entertaining us. (:

  • @thomas1910
    @thomas1910 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Lovely. I was reading and watching a lot about the post-war period, the Berlin Wall and reunification for the last two weeks. Perfect timing. You have an excellent channel.

  • @Wxviess
    @Wxviess หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    I love every second of this sorta stuff istg

  • @harvkidable
    @harvkidable หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Thanks Neo, amazing visuals and animation as per!

  • @H0LMES7777
    @H0LMES7777 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    loved the video and missed your uploads so much

  • @brainnotfound239
    @brainnotfound239 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    My mom was born and raised in the DDR (East Germany). When she was 18, she fled with a friend of her by train and had insane luck, that the guards forgot to control her. When she came to Prague, she was there with many other people who fled from the DDR. Only three months after her escape the wall fell and she was able to move to West Germany (the BRD) and go to university, where she met my father.

  • @sarahaoki4577
    @sarahaoki4577 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

    Stunning and beautiful video! Your animations just keep getting better. You're the only TH-camr that has convinced me to subscribe to Nebula because your content is just that worth it for me to watch. Keep up the good work!

  • @CACTISIXZ
    @CACTISIXZ หลายเดือนก่อน +20

    how do these videos keep getting better and looking better at the same time. he is too good to be true. ILY NEO keep it up

  • @unitedstatesoffugu
    @unitedstatesoffugu 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    My West-German parents travelled to China in the late 80s and for some reason, their itinerary brought them through Berlin (and from there via Moscow to Beijing). Years later, we went on a family vacation to the unified Berlin and as we drove towards Brandenburg Gate, my mom started to cry. When she saw the Gate the last time, it had the Wall around it. It was off limits. I was still very young but I think witnessing this emotion, triggered by a past I never lived in, shaped my understanding and appreciation of our current times a lot.

  • @mrgartheon4292
    @mrgartheon4292 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I just wanted to say that aside from the incredibly elaborate and interesting videos you're making, which are super complete and well explained for even people like me who has just recently started being amazed by this huge universe built around arquitecture (specially when you explain the possibilities of the "impossible" buildings of the future), your voice transmits so much positive energy and you have a charming smile which pours on the video and at least in my case, cant help but to smile in return. Thanks for your hard work!

  • @4RILDIGITAL
    @4RILDIGITAL หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    It's easy to forget the human impact of such historical events as the Berlin Wall. This evocation of the brutal separation it caused is truly heartbreaking. Took away much more than roads and jobs, it took away relationships and loved ones.

  • @DS-hr5pf
    @DS-hr5pf หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Very well done! I was stationed there in the early 80’s. I have memories and pictures but this puts it into perspective. Thx

  • @Pax.YouTube
    @Pax.YouTube 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    6:30 That consistent shot with the combination of ambient music and audio effects are so well done. Very dramatic.

  • @UsbestPlaysIA23
    @UsbestPlaysIA23 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    I love these videos! They are just so entertaining!

  • @synsvids
    @synsvids หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    My mom actually has a decent sized piece of the wall. Quite a historical souvenir if I do say so myself.

  • @MOMMYKOF
    @MOMMYKOF หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    amazing graphics

  • @matthewallen978
    @matthewallen978 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    my grandparents were in west germany on a business trip when the wall fell, my grandfather brought back a few pieces of the wall and I have one of them on my desk, my father and grandfather have the other two

  • @CrystalClearWith8BE
    @CrystalClearWith8BE หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    The Berlin Wall and Inner German Border of the Iron Curtain were the most militarized borders during the Cold War.

    • @stroll-and-roll
      @stroll-and-roll หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      And now it's the border between the two Korea's.

  • @Crakr13
    @Crakr13 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    My Grandma which was from Germany had told me that in the later years of the wall, east German soldiers were always in groups of two during patrols. She said that if one soldier was to try and escape, the other soldier was to shoot the one escaping. It's insane how such a community very similar can be divided by ideals and then forced to be divided by strict measures with the wall.

    • @wanderschlosser1857
      @wanderschlosser1857 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      It's true that patrols went in pairs and they made sure that those pairs were permanently remixed to avoid friendly conspiracies among them. Yes, it was meant that one comrade stops the other from fleeing. In reality it often meant the fleeing one shot his comrade first to have a safer run, happened multiple times.

  • @Housewarmin
    @Housewarmin หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    It would be nice to include a timeline of how they decided to build a wall. What was the final straw.

  • @marcelobonimani
    @marcelobonimani หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    What a great video. I was always curious as to how it worked.

  • @tommtee
    @tommtee หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    For anyone that is interested in knowing more about the Balloon escape, there is a great movie about it called "Ballon". But no stealing watchers from his video about it, never watched it before but will definetly in the future! Amazing vid!

  • @mysteryman447
    @mysteryman447 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    its wild how people can advocate for soviets when they had to do all this just to keep people from leaving lol

  • @johnl5316
    @johnl5316 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I walked across at Check Point Charlie in 1967. I also broke off a piece of the wall that same year

  • @masaharumorimoto4761
    @masaharumorimoto4761 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Dude, epic work! Thanks or sharing, much appreciated!

  • @see3655
    @see3655 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Great video as always, also the pronunciation of "Stalinallee" was absolutely perfect 👍

  • @prerakkalla
    @prerakkalla หลายเดือนก่อน +55

    That JFK quote always hits hard
    "I know Democracy isn't perfect but we never have to build a wall to keep our people in"

    • @raymondhartmeijer9300
      @raymondhartmeijer9300 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The wall only came about because the West refused to give up West-Berlin. It was a compromise the Soviets reluctantly agreed to

    • @juehju
      @juehju หลายเดือนก่อน

      Bad Quote, doesn't make sense. Also the US was never and still is not, A Democracy.

    • @autumn576
      @autumn576 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Never had to build a wall but Democracy “had” to kill hundreds of thousands of natives, “had” to then evict all people who lived here before the whites and put them in their own communities, “had” to do all that and still believe you’re going to the great heavens above because you spent you’re whole life believing in god what a pathetic never ending cycle of pure ignorance

  • @vasmajor534
    @vasmajor534 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I don’t remember paying for TH-cam Premium 👏

  • @WW-hr1hd
    @WW-hr1hd หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Some of the eeriest consequences of the wall and division of the city were "ghost stations" on the U-Bahn (subway). Before WWII Berlin had an extensive subway system, or U-Bahn. After the wall went up the U-Bahn was divided just like the city. Some of the lines existed entirely on one side or the other. Some lines that originally spanned both sides of the city were cut in two. Trains would travel up to the newly created dead-end, then turn around and go back from where it came.
    There were a few lines that served West Berlin, but crossed under a small section of East Berlin. The stations which those lines had once served in East Berlin were now closed. The street entrances were blocked off and bricked up. Barbed wire was strewn along the edge of the platform to prevent any East Germans who had somehow found their way into the station from boarding a train bound for West Berlin.
    The stations were dimly lit, and the booths that had once sold tickets became guard stations. Trains would slowly pass through the station, but would not stop. As it passed by the dark empty station, West Berliner passengers would see a station frozen in time, untouched from the moment in 1961 when the wall was erected.

  • @dannyarcher6370
    @dannyarcher6370 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Very impressive. The video was excellent too.

  • @BrendanGeormer
    @BrendanGeormer หลายเดือนก่อน +46

    The classic adage "The Berlin wall was meant to keep the East Germans in, not keep the West Germans out".
    Also, the Berlin Airlift was such a flex.

    • @AveCruxSpesUnica
      @AveCruxSpesUnica หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      The fact that all those barbed wire fences and tank traps are on the side of East Berlin makes it pretty obvious what the intention was

    • @speckkatze
      @speckkatze หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      The Berlin Airlift is probably one of the most impressive logistical feats ever accomplished by humanity. I wonder what it would look like today, with modern airplanes.

    • @Rustycaddy17
      @Rustycaddy17 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Berlin Airlift was a propaganda stunt as West Berliners could just cross into East Berlin for supplies. This was true after a few days, and In fact the Soviet Army in West Berlin opened up their food warehouses to the West Berliners.

    • @Rustycaddy17
      @Rustycaddy17 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@speckkatze It wasn't impressive since it was just a propaganda stunt, Wester Berliners could just cross into East Berlin and get food and supplies. Plus the Soviet Army in West Berlin had warehouses of food and supplies readily available.

    • @speckkatze
      @speckkatze หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      ​@@Rustycaddy17 Thats just as wrong as it gets. First of all, the Blockade started as a result of the Allied forces introducing the west German currency in west Berlin, which the soviets didnt like - so no, they would not be able to use said currency in east Berlin.
      Even if the Deutsche Mark would be accepted in East Berlin, one of the first changes made by the soviets was to regulate all traffic between east and west Berlin, in either direction.
      The Soviets also didnt not supply Berlin anymore, let alone have warehouses in West Berlin - there were warehouses there with supplies for around a month, but they were all under Allied control. The soviets also stopped supplying power and all other types of resources to west Berlin.
      The goal of the entire blockade was to lay siege to west Berlin, hoping that the western forces would not be able to supply it, enabling the soviets to annex it. Neither side thought it would be possible to fly in all supplies for many months, until the US, Britain and France did it. It is very much one of the most impresive logistical feats ever completed.

  • @timr.2257
    @timr.2257 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Nice to see a video like this when I couldn't find a detailed video on the Berlin Wall before. Other channels like this love milking about North Korea or something when there's no new info 😅

  • @juandachevalier228
    @juandachevalier228 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Content is of extreme quality brother. keep at it!

  • @andrewlawson4901
    @andrewlawson4901 หลายเดือนก่อน

    These are the type of informative videos that we need !

  • @kamukameh
    @kamukameh หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    This wall was completely insane. And the thinking behind this wall is working until today in Russia.
    "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!“ Reagan said. They built this wall anew.

    • @MihaiKrieger
      @MihaiKrieger หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Russia has never changed.

  • @user-zz8sq5vv9c
    @user-zz8sq5vv9c หลายเดือนก่อน +42

    Bold title for a wall which didn't work

    • @Nalololol
      @Nalololol หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Like the border

    • @RHEC1776
      @RHEC1776 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      ​@Nalololol yet you have a door and windows on your house 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

    • @causewaykayak
      @causewaykayak หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      It worked 👍🏼

    • @flost8202
      @flost8202 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      It did work. What are you talking about?

    • @causewaykayak
      @causewaykayak หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@flost8202 You are quite right. That other comment was just way off the mark. Probably some twit kid.

  • @CountryAndProud
    @CountryAndProud 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is a great video on the wall. I've seen several and this is probably the best at fully describing it in detail and visually.

  • @josephattwood4168
    @josephattwood4168 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Great content, enjoyed watching and learning more about the wall.
    Have seen it in Berlin, but mustn't of understood at the time the lengths the East went to by 1975. Absolutely mad.

  • @10hawell
    @10hawell หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Berlin wall did not separate two counties, it surrounded a city, so my question is, how the actual border looked like, one 170km to the west of Berlin?

    • @waiting90dastochangemyname3
      @waiting90dastochangemyname3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      the soviets placed the iron curtain there, you can look op pictures of that too, its basically a very large iron fence stretching from east germany to bulgaria

  • @Funkteon
    @Funkteon หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Fun fact: This is the world that Putin laments when he dreams of 'reuniting' the Soviet Union...

  • @moonlightacid367
    @moonlightacid367 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This is an amazing video great job

  • @juniorrantsema2130
    @juniorrantsema2130 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hats off to your wonderful work. The animation and story telling is incredible. Wow! I will definitely re-watch this video after some time.

  • @LegendWatchesYoutube
    @LegendWatchesYoutube หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    anyone know how to animate and create banger videos like neo?

  • @Trenty_G
    @Trenty_G หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I can’t wait for the Air Force 1 episode

    • @Nalololol
      @Nalololol หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      That shoe is my favorite

    • @MaticTheProto
      @MaticTheProto หลายเดือนก่อน

      Meh. An old plane

  • @kurasaiya5549
    @kurasaiya5549 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    My grandmother and her sister were orphans in East Germany after WW2 and were adopted into different families at a young age before the wall was built. The family of my grandmother fled to the West, while her sister stayed. They didn't see each other for a long time.
    Today they regularly visit each other.
    It's just crazy to imagine being torn apart like that.

    • @user-eb5cb6ud1p
      @user-eb5cb6ud1p 23 วันที่ผ่านมา

      A major part of my wife's family were trapped behind the Wall. We could send letters but had no in-person contact for decades.

  • @peppertam2gaming326
    @peppertam2gaming326 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thanks neo for the amazing animation style

  • @abundzu008
    @abundzu008 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    With the expense of the wall they could've built something to improve lives...

  • @bidenisasnake9932
    @bidenisasnake9932 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Not a Border wall but a Prison wall. East was the Prison.

    • @juehju
      @juehju หลายเดือนก่อน

      Wrong.

    • @kabraham394
      @kabraham394 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@@juehjuhow is that wrong ?

  • @_Breakdown
    @_Breakdown หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Thanks for sharing - - this is a great video. 🙂👍🏼👍🏼

  • @FriesAreEpic
    @FriesAreEpic หลายเดือนก่อน

    Awesome video! You are so underrated, I don’t know why more people watch!

  • @LDogSmiles
    @LDogSmiles หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    The perils of clinging too stubbornly to ideology. If your own citizens want to escape, you know you’re wrong. But if you don’t admit it, you start trapping them in against their will because you can’t admit that your ideology is faulty

    • @MaticTheProto
      @MaticTheProto หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Yeah. The USA have a similar issue

    • @joplin8433
      @joplin8433 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@MaticTheProto
      Care to share your delusions?

    • @ahrigath5889
      @ahrigath5889 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@joplin8433 So what's the purpose of the big wall Trump built? you know the same president who's being judged in courts? what a shitshow USA has become XD

  • @ehmmmjay9907
    @ehmmmjay9907 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    My OCD hates you for constantly putting East on the left!

    • @nergal3018
      @nergal3018 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I looked for that comment, same

    • @stephanecoffin1725
      @stephanecoffin1725 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Thank you, it bothered me too🤣

    • @CakePrincessCelestia
      @CakePrincessCelestia หลายเดือนก่อน

      Fun fact: You don't actually have it until you call it CDO.

    •  หลายเดือนก่อน

      Mine also!

  • @ayushvarma9657
    @ayushvarma9657 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great animations and video as always!

  • @jocopowell
    @jocopowell หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I touched a piece of the Berlin wall. There's a large section of the wall at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA. It's an amazing museum and would take more than one day to take it all in.

  • @basicallyourandomyoutuber
    @basicallyourandomyoutuber หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Babe wake up Neo posted.

  • @WhataMensch
    @WhataMensch หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Great video on walls Neo! Now that you covered the one that was in Berlin, cover the one that is in the West Bank 🍉🍉🍉

    • @IDFpartyboi972
      @IDFpartyboi972 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Yes cover how apartheid works in Palestine 🍉🍉🍉

    • @Architect98
      @Architect98 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I’m glad they built that wall. It’s working well!

  • @rydergame3965
    @rydergame3965 21 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    the pact this showed up when i am learning about the berlin wall in school is wild

  • @davidsmith8376
    @davidsmith8376 23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Great video that explains the situation in a really succinct way. TY.

  • @aquual1462
    @aquual1462 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    a bit anti climatic ending :/

  • @MinkieWinkle
    @MinkieWinkle หลายเดือนก่อน +407

    sad that people think socialism is the what we need, those that advocate for it. clearly have never read a history book.

    • @Jason-gq8fo
      @Jason-gq8fo หลายเดือนก่อน +533

      Neither have you apparently

    • @radio8123
      @radio8123 หลายเดือนก่อน +68

      Yes, rhe government should deprivatize hospitals and prisons

    • @RobertyFamily
      @RobertyFamily หลายเดือนก่อน

      I lived in socialist Eastern Europe. You’re dead in accurate.
      Socialism is
      1. Repressive
      2. Underperforming
      3. Corrupt
      4. Inhibiting
      5. Depressing
      Robs humanity of its soul.

    • @EazLP
      @EazLP หลายเดือนก่อน +59

      You also do have to consider the fact, that not that many people don't want socialism, but some social systems. Sadly there are people, that do want socialism, even if they've read history books or lived through this.

    • @carsamba0055
      @carsamba0055 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Socialism in theory has many pros, but the "leaders" of a few countries gave it a bad image because they were bad themselves... instead of caring for the people, they cared for their dictatorship. Just look at DPRK, GDR and all the other countries...

  • @jj-if6it
    @jj-if6it 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The escape stories are amazing

  • @brontewcat
    @brontewcat หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I visited Berlin in October 1989. Just behind the Reichstag building in front of the Wall were a row of crosses with people's names on them and dates.
    It was a shock to see that the most recent were from February and March 1989.
    That is when I realised just how seriously the East German government took the Wall, and howfeadly it was.
    It also explained when I saw the banner newspaper headlines exactly one late"Berlin Wall Down" I did not understand what the story meant.

  • @Sean-ll5cm
    @Sean-ll5cm หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Funny how people tend to flee west and not east...

    • @sifasmagicplanet
      @sifasmagicplanet หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      You mean tend to flee the east, not west

    • @Sean-ll5cm
      @Sean-ll5cm หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@sifasmagicplanet no I don't

    • @johannhawk8471
      @johannhawk8471 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@Sean-ll5cm fleeing to the east did happen but i thiiink that was primarily early on. Later on the high profile fleeing incidents were anarchists groups going east.

    • @wanderschlosser1857
      @wanderschlosser1857 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well it was easier to get East since from the West in most cases you simply could use the border check points to cross. As it is known the inner German border was primarily there to keep East Germans inside East Germany. Fleeing West to East happened, too though, not as frequently naturally.
      Funny episode, in July 1988 about 200 West Berlin activists actually did flee over the wall to the East. Prior to that they occupied the Lenné-triangle, a small piece of East Berlin on the Western side of the wall (was left out for wall construction convenience) close to Potsdam Square and founded a temporary anarchist tent commune. When the West-Berlin police stormed, they climbed over the wall. The East German border guards collected them, gave them breakfast in army mess halls and sent them back via S- and U-Bahn trains with valid West-Berlin tickets ( probably from Friedrichstr. station).

    • @juehju
      @juehju หลายเดือนก่อน

      Its almost like a world war happened on the east crumbling infrastructure and advancement.. oh wait-

  • @frankgpt
    @frankgpt หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    “Capitalism has its flaws but we’ve never had to build a wall to keep our people IN” - Kennedy

    • @prashnaveetprasad8339
      @prashnaveetprasad8339 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Fake quote it was democracy

    • @twerkingbollocks6661
      @twerkingbollocks6661 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      So the slave pens in the south didn't have walls? Man, black people should've just walked out then.

    • @juehju
      @juehju หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@prashnaveetprasad8339 Doesn't matter, there both trash and don't make actual sense.

    • @joplin8433
      @joplin8433 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@juehju
      "there both trash"
      That's why people from capitalist democracies are fleeing to communist or socialist countries, right? And not the other way around?

    • @frankgpt
      @frankgpt 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@prashnaveetprasad8339 I misquoted. Although it still makes sense since there isn't a single democratic communist country

  • @SpiritsMC5YT
    @SpiritsMC5YT หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I remember in black ops 1, they released a DLC map that took place at the Berlin Wall. I was always so shocked to see that it was actually real at one point. The developers even added a small detail where you couldn’t walk in the dead zone or else the tower guards would shoot you instantly

  • @userbosco
    @userbosco หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    How the Berlin wall worked...until it didn't.

    • @DrMario_666
      @DrMario_666 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Yep. That how past tense words work

    • @userbosco
      @userbosco หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@DrMario_666 it’d be hard to title it “how the Berlin Wall works”, in a historical documentary for sure

    • @juehju
      @juehju หลายเดือนก่อน

      Wrong. It did work, but Gorbachev ordered it to take it down; poor leadership, not the wall.

  • @cocacoalabaer
    @cocacoalabaer หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Yeah so wording and context is quite important here. I see that a naive approach provides a good introduction to the video, but nobody "had to build a wall". That was an incredibly cruel political decision that still has painful repercussions in Germany today.

  • @jj-if6it
    @jj-if6it 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The footage of the building of the wall is insane

  • @insanity4988
    @insanity4988 หลายเดือนก่อน

    WE NEEDED THIS 🗣🗣🔥🔥💯💯💯💯

  • @TonyPombo
    @TonyPombo หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Don't confuse political ideology with economic system. Even today people attribute problems with countries like North Korea on "communism" and ignore that the lack of freedom and poor living conditions are a result of the authoritarian government. Communism may suck, but it only deserves a portion of the blame.

  • @WA_S_S_AW
    @WA_S_S_AW หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    All communist dictatorships are socialist, but not all socialist nations are communist dictatorships.

    • @markbaldwin7264
      @markbaldwin7264 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Examples of socialist Nations that aren't dictatorships?

    • @ahrigath5889
      @ahrigath5889 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@markbaldwin7264 All the systems are kinda dictatorships when a single leader is on the top of hierarchy

    • @neutralseife8419
      @neutralseife8419 18 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      I think it's important to make a difference between sozialist dictatorships and social dimocracy. Frightingly many people get these to things confused and rage against things like sozialised healthcare. And that's not because sozialism is evil, but because people ars stupid.

    • @cosyfoot7867
      @cosyfoot7867 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

      What’s an example of a socialist nation that isn’t a dictatorship?

    • @KuvaCzardas
      @KuvaCzardas 13 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Laughs in Chinese 🤣

  • @AmanMeka
    @AmanMeka หลายเดือนก่อน

    yesssss, neo finally posted

  • @LongtimeGnu
    @LongtimeGnu หลายเดือนก่อน

    i love your vids, there so detailed and have cool animations

  • @charleskavoukjian3441
    @charleskavoukjian3441 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    The amount of liberals and or youth who’d choose socialism over free market capitalism in America today truly have no idea what socialism, and communism do to the people.

    • @johndef5075
      @johndef5075 หลายเดือนก่อน

      And the sheep of the Trump cult want fascism. You know....National Socialism.
      Ring any bells?

    • @neutralseife8419
      @neutralseife8419 18 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Have you seen... Europe? That's what amarican liberals want. Because what is labeled far left by you guys is maybe just left of center over here. And trust me, as someone who lives under evil spooky democratic sozialism, it isn't as scary as you think it is. If i can't work because of health issues, i can choose to receive money from the state. Our system takes care of its people. What does your country do for you, that mine doesn't do for me? Please tell me something your free market capitalism gives you, that democratic socialism could not. I would be genuinly interested to know.

  • @muhfuggus
    @muhfuggus หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Seems like a logical and appropriate solution at the time given the centuries of aggression, genocide, and shocking degree of global conflict required to mitigate this rogue territory. Humans are flawed and forgetful to stupid around past events, this of which caused significant grief for my own grandparents.

  • @ujjawaltyagi8540
    @ujjawaltyagi8540 หลายเดือนก่อน

    video quality is really good ngl !!

  • @sunrae3971
    @sunrae3971 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Grew up in the outskirt of Berlin in East Germany in the 80s. You have to remember you came only really close to the wall in inner Berlin. Already in the outskirt you did not even come close to the wall from the eastern side because it was considered Military Area 1-2km in front of the wall. So you needed special Permits to go further.

  • @RudieObias
    @RudieObias หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    America taking notes...

    • @flabbywall1780
      @flabbywall1780 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well one is resources & housing we don't have let alone for ourselves & not much of a economic value either

    • @michaelchristiansen1497
      @michaelchristiansen1497 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Except we are not trying to keep people IN.

  • @MrTruehoustonian
    @MrTruehoustonian หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    It's a wall who cares what its name is I'm pretty sure it's self-explanatory how a wall works

    • @baronbrummbar8691
      @baronbrummbar8691 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      i mean it isn´t just a wall

  • @sandervdbrink84
    @sandervdbrink84 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Border guards were obliged to fire warning shots before shooting at escapees. This was also a problem when for some time a automatically shooting system was introduced.
    Another nice detail to mention is that on the western side of the wall about a meter of ground was still officially East German land. So anyone decorating the wall at the time was standing on East German soil.

  • @Seby8822
    @Seby8822 หลายเดือนก่อน

    YAYYYY NEW VID AND AWESOME TOPIC

  • @mariokarter13
    @mariokarter13 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Not sure why they bothered, I've been repeatedly told that walls don't work.

    • @YakrifZee
      @YakrifZee หลายเดือนก่อน

      October 7. 🇵🇸⚔️🤔

    • @baronbrummbar8691
      @baronbrummbar8691 หลายเดือนก่อน

      simple . because walls do work
      and US politicans are full of shit