Watching the Wall Go Up 'West Berliners Felt Abandoned and Powerless'

An article from SPIEGEL's archive highlights the West Berliners' anger that the Allies didn't stop the construction of the Berlin Wall. But political scientist and historian Klaus Schroeder says there was nothing the Western forces could do. Berlin wasn't worth a war.
Workers build the Wall under the watchful eye of East German police in 1961.

Workers build the Wall under the watchful eye of East German police in 1961.

Foto: SPIEGEL ONLINE
Interview conducted by Kristen Allen