The East Side Gallery is the most famous standing section of the Berlin Wall, there are other, less frequented remains of the structure.
Politburo member Günter Schabowski announces new travel regulations for East Germans on live television. He mistakenly says they will take immediate effect, ushering in 24 breathtaking hours that change the world.
On the evening 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, brought down by persistent, courageous and peaceful pressure from the East German people. Thousands of people came flooding through the checkpoints, wild with joy.
In Hanover, Germans are celebrating reunification 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Germans to confront the world's problems with the same spirit they have in the past.
Socialist Yugoslavia persecuted dissidents around the world: in Canada, Australia, UK, and the USA. However, Belgrade’s main focus was on the Federal Republic of Germany.
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