And the Wall came tumbling down

Posted by Helen Saturday, November 08, 2014 , ,

It was one of those events all who lived through will remember. Where were you when you heard about the Wall being opened up and coming down? I was at home, glued to the radio (not having a TV set), tears welling in my eyes. Could we really believe it?

Yes, it did happen and on that day, the Second World War was finally over.

Wir sind ein Volk said the placards and the Germans asserted their right to be one united country. It was the people of East Germany and Eastern Europe in general who brought down the Wall and Communism as a whole with a little help from President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher.

The beginning of the Wall

And the end

Finally, a wordless history:


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