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  • proper noun The western part of Berlin, between 1949 and 1990

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  • noun the part of Berlin under United States and British and French control until 1989

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Examples

  • Khrushchev called West Berlin "a bone in the throat" of the socialist world, and considered its removal a prime goal of his interactions with the West.

    AmericanHeritage.com

  • At least 25 shelters like this one were built in what was then called West Berlin, according to our guide, and to say there's an impossible-to-describe horror to them is to risk gross understatement.

    The Seattle Times

  • On that day, the new identity of the city hitherto known as West Berlin was born.

    signandsight.com

  • On that day, the new identity of the city hitherto known as West Berlin was born.

    signandsight.com

  • Saudis could very easily organize a 'West Berlin' for Gaza but they don't. by

    Slimy Love 4: In Your Face. A Monologue Of An Angry Jew

  • And this, I think, gives a new meaning of Bond's lost love: "Vesper Lynd" is a pun on "West Berlin," a signifier of the lost cold war, when things made sense.

    The Valve

  • When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, East Germans flooded West Berlin record shops.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • West Berlin theaters showing Hollywood movies and playing jazz and rock lined the border with East Berlin.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Alarmed by what appeared to be a great number of East Germans crossing the border daily this was before the building of the Berlin Wall, officers of the GDR conducted a study in 1956 and 1957 and found that each day, on average, some twenty-six thousand East Berlin youths attended movies and dances at the West Berlin “border theaters.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Here, a design from Uli Richter's 1958 collection in front of the ruined Gedächtniskirche in West Berlin.

    Fashion auf Deutsch

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