An East German Border Guard patrolling on top of the Wall.

A Look Back at
Berlin and the Eastern Sector


A Photographic Project by Southern California photojournalist Ron Eggers

The images in this online exhibit were first presented as a gallery show in 1991, They commemorate the 25th anniversary of the transition of a defeated and divided country, Germany, to one united democratic nation. More than anything else, the Berlin Wall graphically represented the political, economic and cultural differences between the totalitarian Communist Block and the freedom of the West. The fall of the Wall foreshadowed the fall of the mighty Soviet empire.  


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