Posted on 11/27/2018Berlin Wall, 2011 Woman with a bicycle walks past the preserved watchtower on Bernauer Strasse. The mined area between the inner and outer walls, Bernauer Strasse. Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German leader Erich Honecker embrace in 1979. Captions in Russian and German read “My God, help me to survive this deadly love”. The famous sign at Checkpoint Charlie, the exit from the American controlled zone into the Soviet area of occupation.