Fall of Berlin WallOctober 8, 2016 – 01:03 pm

Fall of Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall in 1990 (Jurek Durczak) The New York Times that our so-called foreign policy “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall, among many other things. Here’s what he wrote at the time. The Soviet Union embarks on a second revolution and reaches out for peace with the West; East Europeans demand freedom and democracy; East Germans tear down the Berlin Wall and flee their country. These and other amazing changes erupt in world politics, and…

When the Berlin Wall came downSeptember 23, 2016 – 12:12 pm

When the Berlin Wall came down

On the evening of November 9 1989, East Germans began to walk through the Berlin Wall. Now, with hindsight, it seems inevitable that their story would end happily, that East and West Germany would reunite, that Berlin would become one city as it is so triumphantly today. But nothing seemed obvious at the time, and nobody was at all sure of that happy ending. On the contrary, the Berlin I remember was darker and stranger than any of the “vintage” footage…

1989 Berlin WallSeptember 17, 2016 – 11:56 am

1989 Berlin Wall

On 9 November 2014, Berlin celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mauerfall. Two cities were united on that faithful night in 1989, effectively clearing the way for Germany to reunite. The Iron Curtain fell, the GDR collapsed and not long after the Soviet Union followed that example. Communism and socialisme gave way to Unionism , and the road ahead brought open borders in Europa, a single currency and wealth beyond belief. Until, of course, the European…

Berlin Wall and Cold WarSeptember 11, 2016 – 11:48 am

Berlin Wall and Cold War

Berlin Wall & Cold war Bike tour Tour Description We head away from the Mitte district and the pedestrian Cold War sights to take in more of the former East, more of the Wall, and more of what makes Berlin the unique city it is today. Our Berlin Wall & Cold War Tour heads east along the imposing Karl-Marx-Allee before taking in the colorful East Side Gallery and the powerful Treptower Park Memorial. From there we return through the…

Keith Haring Berlin WallJuly 28, 2016 – 09:21 am

Keith Haring Berlin Wall

We have seen the Berlin Wall — and it is us. Expect that reflection to whisper at the back of your mind when you visit the “The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, ” an exhibition that opens Oct. 25 at the Goethe-Institut Washington, which is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Featuring work by Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, Chuck D and others, the exhibit testifies to the Wall’s status as a reservoir…

Ronald Reagan and the Berlin WallJuly 10, 2016 – 08:13 am

Ronald Reagan and the Berlin Wall

(Originally published by the Daily News on WESTERN BERLIN - President Reagan yesterday stood with his back to the grim, Communist-built wall that has divided this city for more than a quarter century and challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear it down. The six towering columns of the historic Brandenburg Gate, which itself is just a short distance behind the graffiti-spattered wall, provided a backdrop for Reagan’s call on Gorbachev to…

Purpose of Berlin WallMay 23, 2016 – 03:41 am

Purpose of Berlin Wall

A special broadcast for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, with FIWARE media and content specific enablers developed by FIcontent. At the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, German broadcaster RBB organized a 25-hour media event on TV, radio and the Internet. Coverage combined live footage from significant places along the former path of the Wall, official festivities, interviews with studio guests and…

Berlin Wall artworkMay 5, 2016 – 02:57 am

Berlin Wall artwork

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which for more than 28 years divided East and West Germany and became the defining symbol of the Cold War. On November 9, 1989, following a series of large protests that swept throughout Eastern Europe, East German officials hurriedly changed travel regulations to the West, for the first time allowing regular citizens to cross. The rules were supposed to take effect the next day, but…

Berlin Wall video clipsMay 2, 2016 – 02:53 am

Berlin Wall video clips

This LibGuide serves as a resource for users interested in finding more information about the Berlin Wall. Included are resources available from the Library as well as online resources that provides users with: pictures, personal stories, archival material, videos, and discussions about the importance of the Berlin Wall and its fall. This guide was originally primarily authored by Jason D. Phillips, former MSU Librarian. The authors express their…

When did the Berlin Wall collapseApril 17, 2016 – 01:25 am

When did the Berlin Wall collapse

Where were you the night the Berlin Wall fell? Sabrina Ben Aouicha, project curator, Germany: memories of a nation , British Museum Wach auf, Sabrina! Du musst dir ansehen, wie Geschichte geschrieben wird! ‘Wake up, Sabrina! You have to witness this; history is being written!’ These were the words my father woke me with, on a cold November night 25 years ago today. Although I was 8 years old (nearly 9) at the time, I still remember them today. I think…