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Berlin 1961 by LIFE Photographer Paul Schutzer (50+ photos)


In the early 1960s, LIFE magazine’s photographer Paul Schutzer chronicled the construction of the Berlin Wall and, once it was built, its effect on residents living in the newly divided city.
Paul Schutzer (1930 – 5 June 1967) was a photojournalist for Life magazine, famous for his “The Blunt Reality of the War in Vietnam” cover photo. He died on assignment while embedded with Israeli troops on the first day of the Six-Day War

All images: Paul Schutzer—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images