Countless pieces of the Berlin Wall were scattered around the globe after the Wall fell in 1989. These pieces of Wall embody the Berliners’ fight for freedom. More than 280 of these sections - each weighing tonnes - have been located for this book. They stand on every continent at over 170 locations. Amongst those who now own sections of the Wall are businessmen, famous art collectors, human rights, military and governmental institutions and US Presidents. There are some exciting and strange, but also tragic stories behind these pieces of the Wall. The stories in this book highlight the many ways in which the Wall has been used to commemorate the Berlin Wall and the Cold War.
Also available: the German version of the book.
Find the Berlin Wall on an interactive world map: www.berlin-wall-worldwide.eu