Growing up in the 80s it seemed kind of impossible to avoid Pink Floyd's "The Wall" – the song could be heard day in day out on the radio. Its ambguity was kind of unambiguous. And even today its essential question remains: "Why on earth do people like to build walls?" The list of those – mostly unwanted – "monuments" is long and as soon as one goes down, another one rises. People are able to learn from history? Well – I don't think so. But it supplies great stories: quite a number of internationally renounend comic book artists have dealt with this subject during the last years. Like Maximilien Le Roy. His book "DIE MAUER - BERICHT AUS PALÄSTINA" ("The Wall – Reports from Palestine"), gives an account of the every day life of Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Srour that is strongly affected by Israeli-built barricaded areas surronding the West Bank. Guy Deslisle – famous for his "travel reports" – has been touring again as well: His comic book "Aufzeichnungen aus Jerusalem" ("Notes from Jerusalem") refers to the other side and describes Israel's political circumstances very thorougly. Quite a number of artists have dealt with the "German Wall" as well, the subject having gained popularity since the 20th anniversary of its fall. As early as 1982 Enki Bilal presented his portfolio "Die Mauer Berlin" ("The Berlin Wall") [Futuropolis 1982]. Three years ago German writer and illustrator Simon Schwartz (Packeis) debuted with his graphic novel "drüben!" ("the other side"), recounting his parents' very difficult decision to leave the GDR in the early 80s. German illustrator Flix also tells short amusing cartoony episodes of these difficult times in "Da war mal was" (Carlsen). Only recently the graphic novels "Berlin – A city divided", Marvano's "Berlin" and "Grenzgebiete" ("Borderlands") by Claire Lenkova - have evolved with very personal stories of the times when Germany used to be separated. On October 3, 2012 the exhibition Plakatausstellung "Tunnel 57 – Geschichte im Untergrund"/"Stories from the Underground" opened at memorial place near tube stations Bernauer Straße/Brunnenstraße in Berlin. It focuses on the story of famous "Tunnel 57", through which 57 people escaped to West Berlin in October 1964. Comic book writers Thomas Henseler's and Susanne Buddenberg's take on the point of view of a West German escape agent in their accompanying comic book version.