The Wall

August 1961
Time;8/25/1961, Vol. 78 Issue 8, p20
The article discusses East Germany's dictator Ernst Paul Walter Ulbricht's rise to power, from an anti-Nazi campaigner to communist party boss, which led to the construction of the Berlin Wall. According to the author, Ulbricht designed the Wall, with Soviet Premier's Nikita Khrushchev's blessings, to stop East Germans from leaving. It adds that it has become a stigma to the communist world and has troubled Khrushchev for it, eventually, signified the failure of the communist system.


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