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Mahnmal der Mauertoten am Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus | Memorial for the Berlin Wall victims.

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The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

In 1962, a dozen seniors escaped from East Berlin by way of “Der Seniorentunnel,” the Senior Citizens’ Tunnel. Led by an 81-year-old man, the group spent 16 days digging a 160 foot long by 6 foot tall tunnel from a chicken coop to the other side of the wall in West Berlin.