Here are links for 26 October 2009 concerning that very important moment in German History (and world history), the fall of the Berlin Wall. The 20th anniversary of that momentous event is coming up on 09 November 2009.
If you missed them, consider reviewing other recent entries containing links regarding the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. And don’t forget our special page dedicated wholly to Fall of the Berlin Wall Resources.
And now to today’s links:
- Here is another link from Guardian.co.uk: an interactive map of 5 points along the Berlin Wall. It’s a bit quirky, in the sense that when you click on one of the 5 points you get one of the series of 5 videos that the Guardian produced for the anniversary, and the video is not necessarily related to the point you just clicked on. But have a look anyway, as it’s a good page to find all of those five videos in one go.
- Our second link for today is to an AFP article about The Scorpions and their hit song, “Wind of Change.” One of our Fall of the Berlin Wall link entries last week featured this song as a kind of soundtrack to what I believe is a home-made video about the Wall. Now you can learn more about that song — and The Scorpions — in the AFP article.
Today’s video is from Sony Pictures Classics’ account at YouTube and features the trailer for the film “The Lives of Others” (Das Leben der Anderen), a German film concerning the Stasi and how it spied on East German citizens, particularly (as in the film) prominent authors or other artists who were seen as politically unreliable or even subversive.
More links tomorrow.