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  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Thursday Nov 9, 1989

    Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Thursday Nov 9, 1989

    The fall of the Berlin Wall began the evening of 9 November 1989 and continued over the following days and weeks, with people nicknamed Mauerspechte (wall woodpeckers) using various tools to chip off souvenirs, demolishing lengthy parts in the process, and creating several unofficial border crossings.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Nov 9, 1989

    Angela Merkel

    The fall of the Berlin Wall

    Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Nov 9, 1989

    The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 served as the catalyst for Merkel's political career. Although she did not participate in the crowd celebrations the night the wall came down, one month later Merkel became involved in the growing democracy movement, joining the new party Democratic Awakening.Following the first (and only) multi-party election in East Germany, she became the deputy spokesperson of the new pre-unification caretaker government under Lothar de Maizière.




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