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Today is the 20th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall


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The process of the wall coming down took more than one day. However, today is the official day of the wall coming down. I read that it was today, 20 yrs ago that news reporters in Germany announced that the gate between East and West Germany was open.

 

http://news.aol.com/article/germany-remembers-fall-of-berlin-wall/757618?cid=12

 

 

ETA: I remember David Hasselhoff at the wall celebrating with the thousands of people. I was confused as to why he was there. I think he was a bigger celebrity in Europe at the time.

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:party:

 

I remember trying to watch the footage on my roommate's tiny black-and-white TV in our dorm room.

 

It's funny about David Hasselhoff. I spent the summer of 1991 working in Switzerland and I was dumbfounded to find that he was a star over there--as a musician. Top 100 hits and everything. Who knew?

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I was a foreign exchange student to Germany shortly before the wall came down. My papa had a brother who was in East Germany whom he hadn't seen for a while. This was such a momentous occasion for my family there. I'll never forget the phone call and the excitement in Mama and Papa's voices as they shared the news with me. It took me a long time to really get it through my head to call the country Germany and not East and West Germany.

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