Fall of the Berlin Wall

1989

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Occupation: Documentary Filmmaker and Executive Director of Romedia Foundation
Occupation: Museum Director at the House of European History in Brussels
Occupation: Author of several volumes on 20th-Century Europe
Occupation: Director of the European Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Occupation: Editorial Board Member and Columnist for The Guardian
Born: 1989
Location: United Kingdom
Born: 1963
Occupation: Secretary
Location: Germany
Born: 1981
Occupation: Researcher
Location: Germany
Born: 1974
Occupation: Editor in Chief, EUobserve
Born: 1960
Occupation: Composer
Location: Austria
Born: 1968
Occupation: Civil Society SME Association
Location: Austria
Born: 1970
Occupation: NGO Director
Location: Belgium
Born: 1974
Occupation: Professor in European Law at the Warsaw University, Lawyer
Location: Poland
Born: 1974
Occupation: Researcher
Location: Ukraine
Born: 1979
Occupation: Communications expert and politician
Location: Germany
Born: 1971
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Co-founder of the Runnin'City App
Location: France
Born: 1971
Occupation: Translator (French-English)
Location: France
On November 9, 1989, Germans on both sides of the Berlin Wall celebrated at the Brandenburg Gate as the Berlin Wall came down. The Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall served as the ideological and physical boundaries that separated Warsaw Pact countries in the 'East' and NATO-aligned countries in the 'West' throughout the Cold War. After peaceful mass protests across the Eastern Bloc, the Iron Curtain finally fell in 1989, ushering a new era in European history.