The largest piece of the Berlin wall outside of Germany, including a guard tower, is permanently installed in an exhibit explaining how a free press was a key contributor to the fall of the wall and the beginning of Democracy in East Germany. There are eight 12-foot-high concrete sections of wall.
Can you tell which side faced East and West Berlin?
One of the actual towers that was used to guard the Berlin Wall was moved to the Newseum to remind us of the price of freedom. This was known as the Death Tower. East Berliners trying to escape to West Berlin were shot and killed by guards in this tower and others like it that surrounded Berlin. This was one amazing piece of recent history to be able to see up close.
The movie, Bridge of Spies, brought this piece of history to life brilliantly.