The Berlin Wall was built on August 13th in 1961. Now we “celebrate” ironically the 50th anniversary. The Berlin Wall fell 1989. Since more than twenty years we enjoy the peaceful reunification of West and East Germany. Still important for me, because my mother lived on the other side of the “Iron Curtain“.
In the seventies the West-German Rock star Udo Lindenberg performed with humor the song SONDERZUG NACH PANKOW: he traveled from West to East Germany to make a gift to the communist president Erich Honecker: a true Rock star stage leather dress. The East president gave him (smiling bitterly) an E-guitar. Nevertheless it took some years till the two Germanies made an end to the wall, following the first step of courage performed by Udo Lindenberg.
Let’s forget all those people, killed, as they tried to escape from East Germany. It’s open now …
- Interview with T.H.E. Hill, Author of The Day Before the Berlin Wall: Could We Have Stopped It? (blogcritics.org)
- 20 Years After: City Discovery Celebrates the Fall of the Berlin Wall (prweb.com)
- High Noon on Friedrichstrasse: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall (dangerousminds.net)
- Moonbat: “This is our Berlin Wall” (order-order.com)