November 9 was a day that will live on in the collective memory here in Germany. That was the day when the people of the city people tore down the Berlin Wall. But, as the years roll on, less and less Berliners remember that day 24 years ago.
They only know the Cold War from their parents' stories. They live between nostalgia and the search for their own identity. How does the generation born after Germany's reunification in 1990 view the Day of German Unity?
Politicians gathered in Germany's capital, Berlin, to remember the initial laying of the foundations of the Berlin Wall. On this day 56 years ago, East Germany's communist regime started dividing Berlin in two.
From the throne to jail: Erich Honecker was hunted, homeless, exiled and jailed in his last years of life. The former East German strongman fell with his state. He was arrested on July 29,1992.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on the Day of German Unity that despite 27 years as a reunified nation, "other walls" have arisen to divide Germany. The public holiday follows on the heels of a testy election.
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