The words of this poster's words say, "The longing of all Germans. Open the Gate!" The
gate referred to is the Brandenburg Gate located in the center of Berlin, behind
the Berlin Wall. This view is from communist East Berlin, looking toward freedom in West
Berlin. The very small words at the bottom say: "Indivisible Germany."
This poster says, "We remain together." Families were separated by the Berlin
Wall. All some could do was waive to each other across the wall. The small words
at the bottom says: "Indivisible Germany."
The main words on this blue poster say, "The Wall Must Go! Freedom - Unity for
all of Germany." It announces seminars and workshops and gives a phone number
for more information.
At the top of this poster it says, "Think about your loved ones on the other
side of the Wall." Across the middle it says, "Freedom wins over Walls." The
words in black say, "We demonstrate for undivided freedom." It gives the date
and place for the demonstration. The separation of families was a very
poignant reality for many Berliners.
This poster announces a photographic documentary called "THE WALL." It was a
"standing exhibit" at the America House in Berlin. The photo is of an East
Berlin mason building the wall.
This poster declares, "Don't ride on the S-BAHN" (the above ground
passenger rail system, which still operated in West Berlin). The reason?
"Because you will be paying for Ulbrict's barbed wire!" Walter Ulbricht
(1893 – 1973) was the communist leader of East Germany, upon whom West Berliners
placed much of the blame for erection of the Berlin Wall. The S-BAHN was owned
and operated by communist East Berlin. By contrast, the U-BAHN (underground
passenger rail system) was owned and operated by free West Berlin.