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.
When a hobby historian revealed he discovered an overlooked section of the Berlin Wall last month, it stirred international interest and local confusion. Tamsin Walker retraced the path of the old divide to take a look.
The 37-year-old had found the section in a wood in the northern part of the city in 1999. He has now made his discovery public to ensure officials preserve the historic site.
The Baywatch star claims to have helped topple the Berlin Wall, but now he wants to help save it. He has called on the Berlin mayor to stop a large development project next to a popular memorial.
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.
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