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Pre-dawn operation removes part of Berlin Wall

Work crews backed by about 250 police removed parts of the Berlin Wall known as the East Side Gallery before dawn Wednesday to make way for an upscale building project, despite demands by protesters that the site be preserved.Full story

From the Archives: Berlin Wall falls

  Nov. 9, 1989  — At midnight, East Germany Communist rulers gave permission for gates along the Berlin Wall to be opened. For the first time since 1961, people moved freely from East to West Berlin. NBC’s Tom Brokaw reports.

From the Archives: ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’

  June 26, 1963: President John F. Kennedy was on an official visit to Berlin when he gave one of the most famous speeches he ever made.  

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