Here are today’s selected links concerning that very important moment in German History (and world history), the fall of the Berlin Wall.
- The Wall Street Journal Online reminds its readers of the quick action Western countries took to support and reward those Eastern bloc countries who had taken concrete steps toward liberalization in 1989. Note also the interesting timeline of events leading up to the fall of the Wall; I’ve added that to my Berlin Wall Resources page.
- At Monsters and Critics you can find an exclusive report from the Deutsche Presse-Agentur which finally reveals the true cause of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: bananas.
Today’s video comes from the France24 international news channel and reminds us of the sometimes uncomfortable (or politically inconvenient) fact that some Germans miss the GDR. That not all East Germans — and perhaps not even a majority — have negative feelings towards their former country is a theme I will be returning to next week with my Book of the Week.