The fall of the Berlin Wall

A most joyous day, exactly thirty years ago

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Günther Schabowski’s announcement that East Germans can travel freely to the West is at around 2:00 min.
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The “Gendarmenmarkt” is Berlin’s most magnificent square, with the concert hall in the middle and the German and French cathedrals on the left and right
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This is what the French Cathedral looked like after the War…
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…and this is the original Gendarmenplatz, built in 1700 by King Friedrick I.
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Frederic Alois Friedel, born in 1945, science journalist, co-founder of ChessBase, studied Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Hamburg and Oxford.

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