The Fall of the Berlin Wall in Moving Images

When I traveled to East Berlin in 1988, my first time as a youngster, I read reports of a split between the hardline East German regime and the opening Soviet government. But nobody really paid much attention to that news. Less than a year later, the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall would be gone, all of it. Above, you can watch footage that shows how East Germans experienced that moment, and here, courtesy of @courosa, you can find a series of vivid historical images that commemorate the events that took place 20 years ago.

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