I Watched the Berlin Wall Fall On the News

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    I was watching some clips of this on YouTube recently, because I was only 11 when it happened and really only remember it a little bit. One clip I found particularly touching was of a woman asking one of the guards if she really could just walk over to the other side, where her...
    loribeth78 loribeth78
    31-35, F
    Dec 27, 2010

    I Lived Behind It For Three Years.

    I was stationed in West Berlin from 85 to 88. The military housing area where I lived butted up against the wall in the southwestern section of the city. I remember watching it fall on TV but more importantly I remember seeing it every day for three years. There is a section...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 16, 2013

    One of My Earliest Memories

    I didn't really know much about it at the time, but it was still something special
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Nov 22, 2007

    I Remember, Remember, November 9, 1989

    11/9 I like to think this is the reverse of 9/11, so when I see these numbers, that I see often, I think good. Or remind there can be better. I was barely 9 when I watched the fall of the Berlin wall, on TV. I remember they stopped the programs to show a special flash, so it was...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 22, 2008

    How Did I Miss That?

      Yes - the Berlin Wall was destroyed only to get replaced by something different.
    Thought1 Thought1
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2009

    I Am Getting Old

    It was a time of rapid changes, I remember it, in an instant all the history textbooks became obsolete and people were hopeful that it was going to be the beginning of a new era of peace.  We know that did not happened as we expected but as I sometimes say "It could have...
    jc2009 jc2009
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2010
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