One day back in 1989 radically changed the course of history and the lives of millions of people. For artists and musicians, November 9th also served as an inspiration for their creativity.
East Germany made about 200,000 people into political prisoners. For the past 25 years, they have had the ability to sue for damages and have their criminal records expunged. Now an important deadline is approaching.
German students are often unable to differentiate between democracy and dictatorship, according to the director of the Berlin Wall Foundation. His remarks coincided with the remembrance of the wall's 1961 construction.
A monument honoring the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification has been stopped after years of planning. Following nine years of delays, it was finally deemed too expensive.
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