The Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) commemorates this important timespan of German, European and NATO history with genuine border fragments showcased in the Wilhelmsburg Barracks. They originate from the Pankow-Weissensee-district in Berlin, where the German Democratic Republic was founded, as well as dissolved.
The two immense blocks of concrete and steel made their way to Ulm in Southern Germany following several German army units. They now mark the driveway to the recently activated International Military Headquarters JSEC, responsible for coordination and safeguarding of the movement of Allied forces and equipment.
Today, the historic fragments of the Wall are a remarkable symbol for the core purpose of the NATO Alliance: overcoming separation, sustaining peace and stability, aiming for multinational cooperation.
Please, stay tuned for the 2nd part of the story, following October 3, about the fall of the Inner German border, the reunification and the German National Holiday.
Find more information about the Berlin wall on NATO's website: