A military operation in the late 1940s that brought food and other needed goods into West Berlin by air after the government of East Germany, which at that time surrounded West Berlin (see Berlin wall) (see also Berlin wall), had cut off its supply routes. The United States joined with western European nations in flying the supplies in. The airlift was one of the early events of the cold war.
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As Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Roth took a one- way train from Berlin to Paris, never to return.
On November 9, the Berlin Wall fell, but demonstrations in East Germany continued until the ﬁrst free elections in March.
Thriller author Patrick Oster was a reporter in Berlin when the wall came down 25 years ago.
That creative feeling kind of came alive once the wall came down, and then Germany of course made Berlin the capital again.
I had been to East Germany and East Berlin before the fall of the wall.
After the first exhibition of her pictures in Berlin, her "God-given talent" was several times mentioned by the art critics.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Austria's fall was due to the lethargy and hesitation of the courts of Berlin and St. Petersburg.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
She is spending the summer near Deppe, and he hears her play the programme she is going to give in Berlin next winter, every day.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Berlin was equally cut off from competition, for Berlin had to devote herself to the task of financing war for Germany.
The war credit bank of Greater Berlin, for instance, was established with a capital of 18 millions of marks, of which 25 per cent.