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‘Beyond the Wall’: Tales of persecuted lives at the Berlin Wall

BERLIN: An open-air installation is to open along an old section of the Berlin Wall at the weekend, featuring photos of soldiers patrolling the former deadly border, and stories of those persecuted behind it. "Beyond the Wall" -- 229-metres (250 yards) long and facing the West -- is designed to keep alive the memory of the dividing wall put up by Communist East German authorities nearly 56 years ago on Aug. 13, 1961. It fell in November 1989 due to mass popular pressure and the decline of Soviet Union power. The…