The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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25 years ago in was practicing in my room in our apartment in what was then West Berlin, in Berlin Tiergarten, a few hundred meters from the Wall.

Mina comes storming into the room……”Eenjdrieki, Eenjdrieki, die Mauer iest oofen!!! (Hendrik, Hendrik, the Wall is open!!!)”

I answer: “Sure…….”, and continue practicing.

Five minutes later I am in front of the TV, jaw-dropped, witnessing the end of East Germany.

I hate to take all the credit, but sometimes I wonder if the world would have seen the end of the Cold War had I not been in my apartment that day.


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