On 9 November 1989, East Germany’s Communist rulers gave permission for its gates to be opened after hundreds of people converged on crossing points of the border that separated Western from Eastern Germany. This iconic day symbolised the end of both the “Berlin Wall” and the Cold War which, for nearly three decades, had kept East and West Berliners apart. Amongst the journalists who were in Berlin that night, was the BBC’s Brian Hanrahan and his witness to these momentous events are recorded here. Brian Hanrahan sadly died in December 2010 and the news is read by Jill Dando who was tragically murdered at her home in London in June 1999. The other newsreader is Laurie Mayer.
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In this video introduction to the Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936, American Jewish athlete Marty Glickman, US Holocaust Memorial Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield, exhibition curator Susan Bachrach, and German Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann reflect and remember the 1936 Olympic Games as more than history. To learn more about the 1936 Olympics, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at www.ushmm.org
On the 9th of November, 1989, the Berlin Wall is opened after nearly three decades keeping East and West Berliners apart.
just a little video of our History trip to Berlin – from our perspective. (oh, sorry Kirsty for making you look a little bit silly. but it made us all laugh. ^_^) (the promised video has come a bit late – sorry) ——————- the music is Dance II from In the Upper Room by Philip Glass – no copyright intended.
www.youtube.com Cold War international History project, Washington, DC; Dept of war studies, King’s college, London; Institute of Universal History, Moscow; National Security Archive, Washington, DC Cold War 04/24 full length documentary Berlin 1948 1949