Tuesday, November 10, 2009

remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall: Nov. 9, 1989

11:20 p.m.: Border guards at the Bornholmer Strasse crossing could no longer hold back the crowds of East Germans who wanted to cross over into the West. One guard tried to close a barrier that had been pushed open, but it was too late.

This Spiegel photo gallery is excellent.  Photo and source: spiegel.de

1 comment:

Jill said...

I'm only 28, but I really distinctly remember the fall of the Berlin Wall. I'm a teacher and I was pretty shocked to discover that none of ninth graders had heard of it.