“For the first time in German history, an uprising of the oppressed really was successful. The Peaceful Revolution shows that we Germans can indeed choose freedom,” says German president Gauck in Frankfurt.
Helmut Kohl wanted a European Germany, not a German Europe. It was a theme touched on by all the funeral orators at the memorial service for the former German chancellor. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Strasbourg.
Berlin is getting a monument to the peaceful revolution of 1989-90. It comes after years of contentious squabbling. And residents of the German capital aren't exactly thrilled about the new attraction.
Anxiety is rife in the capital of the state of Saxony. Worries and all, Dresden is expecting several hundred thousand visitors for Day of German Unity celebrations.
Dresden police say they are prepared for troublemakers as the city hosts three days of events to remember German reunification in 1990. Veteran civil rights advocates say far-right extremism should not be underestimated.
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