The Encyclopedia Britannica states that the Berlin airlift lasted for longer than a year, from June 26, 1948, to Sept. 30, 1949. The airlift continued until this date despite the Soviet Union having lifted its blockade o... More »

The Berlin airlift was important because it prevented West Berlin from falling into the control of the Soviet Union after World War II. The Soviet Union was blockading the parts of Berlin that were occupied and administe... More »

The Berlin Wall, which surrounded West Berlin, was 96 miles long. Of this perimeter, the border between West Berlin and surrounding East Germany was 69.5 miles, while the border between East and West Berlin was 26.8 mile... More »

The total length of the Berlin Wall was 96 miles, of which approximately 26 miles ran north to south, splitting Berlin in two. The remaining 70 miles kept the enclave of West Berlin set apart from the East German state. More »

World War II ended in two stages: the total destruction of the German government in Berlin in May 1945 and the capitulation of the Japanese government four months later. In each case, the victorious Allies accepted the u... More »

The Holocaust began on January 30, 1933 when Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany and ended with the close of the war in Europe on May 8, 1945, according to Jewish Virtual Library. More »

The Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, which is also referred to as the Congress of Berlin, initiated the European rule of Africa. This rule lasted for approximately 15 years. More »