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Germany: Berliners share their reflections as celebrations begin for anniversary of Berlin Wall fall

Germany, Berlin
November 08, 2019 at 21:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Berliners shared their thoughts on the impact of German reunification, as the city prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in the German capital on Friday.

Some expressed mixed feelings, such as a woman visiting the 'The Fall of the Wall' exhibition, who said that despite the dictatorship and the wall being a declining memory, Germany still needs to find unity.

Another visitor said that younger generations are unaware of the brutality of the political system during the German Democratic Republic. "It was a very controlling system, a dictatorship too and people are oblivious about that," he stressed.

'The Fall of the Wall' exhibition is part of a wide number of events and installations organised throughout the German capital in the week of November 4-9.

The fall of the Berlin Wall came to symbolise the end of the Cold War and the ideological divide between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc.

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Berliners shared their thoughts on the impact of German reunification, as the city prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in the German capital on Friday.

Some expressed mixed feelings, such as a woman visiting the 'The Fall of the Wall' exhibition, who said that despite the dictatorship and the wall being a declining memory, Germany still needs to find unity.

Another visitor said that younger generations are unaware of the brutality of the political system during the German Democratic Republic. "It was a very controlling system, a dictatorship too and people are oblivious about that," he stressed.

'The Fall of the Wall' exhibition is part of a wide number of events and installations organised throughout the German capital in the week of November 4-9.

The fall of the Berlin Wall came to symbolise the end of the Cold War and the ideological divide between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc.

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