Where were you the night the Berlin Wall fell?

10 Nov

Ok, so I got a huge surprise yesterday night when I discovered that my Berlin post had been freshly pressed! Horray! I’ll write more about that tomorrow but for now I wanted to reblog this other freshly pressed post that is also about Berlin. Enjoy!

British Museum blog

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 there are just a few events in recent history that are shared by people all over the world and become part of the human memory. I even dare to say there is one memory shared by every German over the age of 30. This can be summarised in one question: ‘where were you the night of 9 November 1989, when the Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall) fell?

So, where was I? I would love to say I was on…

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4 Responses to “Where were you the night the Berlin Wall fell?”

  1. Minnesota Prairie Roots November 10, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Congratulations, Gretchen! You are quite deserving of having this well-written piece FreshlyPressed. I’m just giddy happy for you, my friend.

  2. Gwen Stephens November 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed…again! Awesome.

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