West Germany: It Is Still There

Two years have passed since Berlin was severed by the Wall. On its anniversary last week, most West Berliners heeded official appeals to refrain from violent, futile demonstrations. Instead, they observed the day quietly by placing wreaths on the dozens of crosses marking each spot where a fleeing East German had been shot to death by Com munist guards. Only late in the evening was the city's grave calm broken by a mob of some 2,000 hell-raising West Berliners who surged into the area around Checkpoint Charlie, hurling rocks and insults across the Wall into the Soviet sector.

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