10 Things About the Berlin Wall

1. The fall of the Berlin Wall happened by mistake.

2. The Berlin Wall was erected more than 15 years into the Cold War.

3. The Berlin Wall was actually two walls.

4. More than 100 people died trying to cross the Berlin Wall.

5. More than 5,000 escaped by going over and under the Berlin Wall.

6. John F. Kennedy expressed relief when the Berlin Wall was erected.

7. Kennedy did not tell Berliners he was a “jelly doughnut.”

8. East Germany called the wall the “Antifascist Bulwark.”

9. The Brandenburg Gate had once been part of an 18th-century wall.

10. A piece of the wall stands in the bathroom of a Las Vegas casino.

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