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German hometown of family Pehleman/n in the past (1622)

photo © pehleman.us - Wolfgang Pehlemann Zernickow front Seelow back Germany hometown family 1622

photo © pehleman.us - Wolfgang Pehlemann - in the past (1622) hometown of family Pehleman/n: the place in front is named Zernickow, in the back the town is named Seelow, in eastern Germany near by Berlin 45 miles  (Oderbruch, Mark Brandenburg)

Panorama of Berlin:

photo © pehleman.us - Wolfgang Pehlemann panorama of Berlin Germany TV Tower in the city

photo © pehleman.us - Wolfgang Pehlemann Panorama of the city of Berlin, Germany. Center of city and the new places of government (since 1990): left side of TV Tower. Sorry, forbidden crossing the city with an aeroplane.

Berlin, Germany, base of American Forces for free Europe during the Cold War between East and West:  

Checkpoint Charlie – symbol of presence of the Amercan troups in West-Berlin. The official checkpoint removed in June 1990 during German reunification and when the Wall cames down.  


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photo © pehleman.us - Wolfgang Pehlemann “You are leaving the American sector (of West-Berlin in the Friedrichstraße), suggesting up to 1989: “be careful” - in American, Russian, French and German languages

Germany was divided in the past in East (GDR) and West (GER), Berlin was divided in 4 sectors: in the west the American, the British and the French sector – in the east there was the Soviet sector.  

With ref. to the erection of the (erected in 1961 by the East Germans, GDR) President of United States of America, John F. Kennedy ordered to install three checkpoints (gates) at various places in the wall. The reason was – by international contracts – to keep the allied rights to act in all four sectors by allied troups and diplomatic corps entering and leaving West Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie became the most welknown checkpoint of all. But why named Checkpoint Charlie?  

Spelling words we are using the American alphabet this way: alpha, bravo, charlie – a, b, c – checkpoint alpha, checkpoint bravo, the third checkpoint was named CHECKPOINT CHARLIE and became this way the most famous checkpoint in Berlin.   

Visiting West-Berlin on June 26, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his important speech to boost People of free Berlin (and American Soldiers in Berlin too):"Ich bin ein Berliner" ("I am a Berliner").  

photo © pehleman.us - Wolfgang Pehlemann Germany Berlin Friedrichstraße US Allied Checkpoint Charlie

Today a lot of people asking for the Checkpoint Charlie after removal in June 1990, so government of Berlin rebuilt a copy. Now the visitors of Berlin will find a replica of the Checkpoint Charlie at the original site, Friedrichstraße in Berlin, Germany, as above.

Photo © Wolfgang Pehlemann Germany - Heidelberg: the river Neckar