Two Germans Remember East and West After the Wall Fell

Monday, November 09, 2009

Twenty years after the Berlin Wall came down, we talk to Ros Atkins, host of the BBC's World Have Your Say, live from Berlin.  We're also joined by two Germans – one from the West and one from the East – to tell us about how their lives changed that one day. Christoph Niemann was a teenager in the West who remembers the day vividly. These days, he regularly rides his bicycle over the line where the wall once stood. Luise Stauss lived in East Germany at the time; she says she always felt like she stood out when she went to the West after the wall fell.


Christoph Niemann and Luise Stauss

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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MK Ultra

20 years to the fall of the Berlin wall: Demonstrators toppled 8 meters tall concrete wall in Ni’ilin

Three protest marches were held today in the West Bank to mark the 20th anniversary to the fall of the Berlin wall, which has been declared an international day of action against Israel’s barrier. In Ni’lin, the 300 demonstrators managed to topple a part of the eight meters tall concrete wall that cuts through the village’s land. Following the direct action, the army fired scores of live rounds at the demonstrators.

Now, that's what I call news!

Nov. 09 2009 08:00 PM

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