The Fall of the Berlin Wall and of the GDR, 30 Years Later: What to Celebrate?


Credits: Encyclopaedia Britannica.

That’s the Berlin Wall, on November 10th, 1989. A day before, the East German government had announced, in an infamous press conference, that all Eastern citizens were to be granted passage towards the West, effective immediately. This caused quite a commotion in both East and West Berlin, and eventually, soldiers at the checkpoints gave in and the crowds could move as they pleased.

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