Monday, November 9, 2009

Berlin Wall - 20 years later

Today there are celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall over 20 years ago. It is momentous for us to be in Hungary so close to this history. Hungary is credited with the first strike against the wall. In 1989 August 23, Hungary opened the iron curtain to Austria. This allowed the first mass exodus of East Germans to escape since 1961. Can you imagine living 48-years separated from your friends and family by what seems--on one hand--to be a simple wall?

This video is a good review.
You may want to skip the first the first minute.

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