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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