At a regular press conference on 9 November, 1989, Günther Schabowski, shocked the world when he announced that East Germans were now free to travel to the West. DW's Anke Rasper recalls the night the Berlin Wall fell.
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In 1949, at the outset of the Cold War, the BBC invited people in East Germany to send in letters. Anonymously, of course.
It stood in the way of his freedom. When the Berlin Wall finally fell, Robert Conrad, an East German photographer, was obsessed with taking pictures of its demolition.
The Stasi Records Agency is a legacy of the peaceful revolution in the GDR. Now its name is disappearing, but its spirit is to live on elsewhere.
A paradigm shift is emerging in the handling of looted colonial art, says historian Benedicte Savoy, comparing the change to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
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