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View Resource A Concrete Curtain: The Life and Death of the Berlin Wall

The central feature of this fine site posted to the Web late last month is a hypertext history of the Berlin Wall and the significant events of the cold war that featured prominently in its life and death. The hypertext offers maps, exhibitions, and sidebars to supplement the main historical narrative. The Annexes section gives a timeline of key events, excerpts from various books and speeches...
View Resource Secrets From Behind the (Crumbling) Iron Curtain: New Documents from Soviet / East Europe Archives Reveal Why There Was No Crackdown on the Revolutions of 1989

On November 8, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell when the checkpoints were unexpectedly opened. The National Security Archive (last discussed in the October 22, 1999 Scout Report) has recently placed online a small collection of documents related to this event. This collection consists of recently obtained verbatim transcripts of such historic meetings as that between Solidarity leader Walesa and German...