In Brief: Berlin commemorates 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall with open-air exhibitions across the city

This Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. How has Berlin been commemorating the occasion? Find out in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.

Photo by Caleb Larson



Reporting by Caleb Larson, produced by Nikki Motson

Throughout this week, Berlin has commemorated the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, with concerts, discussions, screenings and more.

At seven significant locations across the city, open-air exhibitions have been set up to tell the story of the Peaceful Revolution, the movement spearheaded by East Germans which ultimately led to the fall of the Wall.

So-called “live speakers” have been on site at six of these key locations to answer questions about what transpired on and leading up to the night of November 9, 1989.

One of these spots is the Brandenburg Gate, where three decades ago people came to see evidence of the unbelievable. The Wall had opened and Germans from East and West met there to celebrate the end of the country’s division.

KCRW Berlin spoke with “live speakers” at both the Brandenburg Gate and on Kurfürstendamm, once known as the famous boulevard of West Berlin.

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