Monday, 9 November 2009

The wall torn down

Even tough I’m pressed for time I can’t fail to mention the 20th anniversary of one of the most significant moments in the history of 20th century. Twenty years the inhabitants of East Berlin in the spontaneous act began to pull down the wall dividing the city and the Europe. The wall erected in 1961 symbolised not only the iron curtain, but also highlighted the weakness of the system. The concrete wall and barbed wire fence had to keep the East Germans in the socialist country, there was nothing else to prevent them from fleeing the oppressive system. The same frailty of the system gave rise to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The concrete, 156 kilometre long barrier, although it encircled West Berlin, indeed fenced off East part of the city. The Western one was free, the eastern enslaved…

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