Stories from the Wall

Stories from the Wall

Stories from the Wall gives the students an insight into the history of the Berlin Wall and the more or less unknown stories of the witnesses from the time when Berlin was divided into East and West. With the historical memorial of Bernauer Strasse as a starting point, the students will be introduced to the story up to and under the wall. Later, the students will be sent out in groups to investigate and solve tasks on the basis of some of the many important stories about the Berliners who lived and died for the wall at Bernauer Strasse. The different stories of the students represent overall topics such as the escape under the wall, Stasis role as well as everyday life in the DDR. In the end, we visit the preserved piece of the wall and the death strip, and here the students are informed about the last years with the Berlin Wall and the fall of the wall.

Duration: Approx. 3 hours.
Level: Contain words in German, but does not require German knowledge. The experience can be adapted to different levels
Learning: History, German, group work, presentation
Relevant subjects: History, english, German, Social Studies, Geography.
Number: Min 12, by more than 24, we divide the group.