Section of the Berlin Wall
'Change Your Life' by the graffiti artist, Indiano
The Berlin Wall was erected by the East German
security forces in August 1961 to seal off the
East German sector of Berlin from the West.
On 9 November 1989 the East Germans began
taking down the wall, ending the harsh
restrictions on civilian movement between East
and West Berlin. Over 80 people died between
1961 and 1989 attempting to escape over the
wall into West Germany.
This section of the Berlin Wall came from near
the Brandenburg Gate and was acquired by the
Imperial War Museum in January 1991.