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Berlin marks fall of the wall

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/08/19, 12:19 pm

Germany is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On Nov. 9, 1989, communist East Germany reopened its border with West Germany after 28 years and later tore down the wall separating the two nations.

How are Berliners marking the occasion? Berlin, the capital of the reunified Federal Republic of Germany, has hosted more than 100 events, including a film series, readings, and guided tours over the past week. A citywide music festival on Saturday will feature artists whose songs are connected to the anniversary. On Thursday, Berlin opened an escape tunnel underneath the wall to the public for the first time. A large art installation by American artist Patrick Shearn opened Monday above a street at the Brandenburg Gate. It includes 30,000 messages of peace from the city’s residents.

Dig deeper: View the light projection over Berlin’s former Stasi headquarters. Then read a full list of activities in the city.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 11/08/2019 02:53 pm

    An awesome reminder that the evil that men commit will not remain forever!


    Posted: Fri, 11/08/2019 03:57 pm

    Do you think that Reagan offered East Berlin money? The leaders could live in NYC on some real cash provided by the American taxpayers who keep on giving to other countries to make them happy. And they still aren't happy, except Finland, who we gave close to $50 mil in the last couple of years. But all those countries point to us and say we don't provide all the FREEBIES like healthcare. 

    And, why didn't they say "$50"? Why did we give Finland that amount? Is it like the people who sell stuff for say $4.99? Which makes it look more like you are only spending $4, except for the taxes which puts the amount WAY over. LOL