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Fall of the Berlin Wall, 09 Nov 1989

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Elizabethofseasons Report 8 Nov 2019 20:22

Dear All


On 09 November 1989, the Berlin Wall finally fell.
There was no blood-shed, just quiet and peaceful determination that there would no longer be division.

At last, families in West and East Germany were reunited.

Rest in peace all those killed trying to get to freedom in the years the wall stood.

Sincere wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


maggiewinchester Report 9 Nov 2019 00:01

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SylviaInCanada Report 9 Nov 2019 00:54

We were in Berlin in July 1987, for a big International Conference. Daughter and I did a lot of sightseeing, including a bus tour that took us past the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie

I shall always remember the white crosses on the Wall that marked where someone had been killed trying to leave East Berlin.

It was also amazing to see how close buildings were to the Wall ............ in some places you could have touched the Wall from upstairs windows. I assume those buildings were either occupied by "trusted" people or empty and sealed up

After the conference was over, we took the train from West Berlin to Leipzig to visit a scientist that OH knew. Again, daughter and I went sightseeing.

Quite the eyeopener again on the train as there were high fences topped with barbed wire on each side of the tracks so no-one could escape that way.

About 20 or so years later, I went with OH to a conference in San Diego, California, and I took a "spouses" tour to Tijuana, Mexico.

Coming back into the US, we had to go to the check point for commercial vehicles. We drove along an access road with high fences topped with barbed wire on each side ................ and white crosses to mark where people had been killed.

Deja vu