Today is 9 October 2009, so that means there’s just one more month until the 20th anniversary of the opening of checkpoints along the Berlin Wall, which occurred on 9 November 1989.
This is just a short note to say I’ll probably emphasize this bit of history almost exclusively for the next month. I hope you enjoy the content. And don’t forget my Berlin Wall resources page!
Let’s start it all off with a video that I really like because it has absolutely no commentary whatsoever! It’s just clips of original material, and you all know how much I love original material! Don’t worry, there are also subtitles in English.
It’s a video produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany’s official international broadcaster. Enjoy it and see you soon!
The lead photo for this article shows the Berlin Wall being built in 1961. The photo is in the public domain and available at Wikimedia Commons.