A segment of the Berlin Wall is rebuilt to mark the deaths of those who attempted to flee from Communist Europe.

A rebuilt section of the Berlin Wall was opened yesterday 15 years after the reunification of East and West Germany.

The concrete barrier was rebuilt by a museum using 120 slabs of the original wall collected from various sites in Berlin.

The rebuilt barrier stands at the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing, and next to a field of 1,065 crosses, which represent the people who were killed trying to escape from East Germany between 1961 and 1989.

The segment of wall was rebuilt by the House at Checkpoint Charlie Museum. At a ceremony to mark the opening Sergei Khruschev, the son of former Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev called the site: “a very appropriate place.”