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The Freedom Memorial in June 2005

The Freedom Memorial (Template:Lang-de) was a memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall in the vicinity of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin. It opened on October 31, 2004, and was praised by both victims of the GDR communist regime and human rights advocates alike. The memorial proved extremely popular with visitors to the city, attracting thousands of visitors per week.[1]

The memorial was controversially demolished by the leftist Berlin city government (SPD, PDS) on July 5, 2005, sparking international protests.[1] The Checkpoint Charlie Museum and its director Alexandra Hildebrandt are currently working to reconstruct the memorial.

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