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Sixty years ago, on August 13, 1961, the communist government of East Germany began to erect what they called the “Antifascistischer Schutzwall,” or “antifascist bulwark,” between east and west Berlin.

Like all tyrannies, their euphemistic reasoning for the wall had nothing to do with why they were building it. While the public explanation was that it was being built to keep out the “evil” western “fascists”(a name communists use