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The concern of the German unit dominated

A big, multi-media spectacle will wear today Saturday evening at the Brandenburg gate hundreds of thousands of visitors. Exactly 30 years ago, the peaceful Revolution blew up in the GDR, the wall that had divided Berlin, before 28 years.

The German Federal President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier will speak, in addition, Marianne Birthler, the former East German civil rights activist and the guardian of the Stasi documents. The Berlin Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim Beethoven 5. Symphony games, pictures and movies can be projected from the fall of the Berlin wall. Before and after, Hip-hoppers, rappers, DJs and singers, of Masculine over Westbam moved up to Anna Loos.

the project on the Humboldt-Forum. Photo: Keystone

To have the official celebrations in the Morning by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel invited not the winner of 1945 – the US, the UK, France and Russia, but the Eastern neighbours: they contributed at the time a decisive factor of the Iron curtain in 1989, was always holey. Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia will be represented by the President Mr Andrzej Duda, Milos Zeman, Janos Ader undZuzana Caputova.

Over 200 events

Berlin celebrated the fall of the Berlin wall this week with a big Festival with more than 200 events. Special impression of the 150-Meter-long "carpet of dreams" by Patrick Shearn made in front of the Brandenburg gate. The Californian artist interwove in the six months to 30'000 pieces of paper to the people and their wishes had been written, to a colorful piece of paper sea that blows across the road to the victory column in the Wind.

In the West are in doubt as to whether, in the turning of time, and then really everything is done correctly.

the Spectacular, the huge video projections, which appeared seven important places in the events of 1989, in images of the time at the end of the "speaking of facades" transformed goods. At Alexanderplatz, the legendary Demonstration by the 4 lived. In November 1989, and on the facade of the city Palace in 2006, demolished the "Palace" of the GDR was again visible, at least for a week.

A light installation shows the former course of the wall. Photo: AP

A specially developed App made it possible for Berlin-visitors in addition, on your mobile phone virtually in the decor of that wall again – optionally, 1961, immediately before the construction of the wall, in 1971 or 1981. The American Punk-writer Patti Smith was in the Gethsemane Church in Prenzlauer Berg, which had played for the opposition movement, a particularly important role. At another concert lärmten West - and Ost-Punk at Alexanderplatz for the first time together.

The AfD acts

The Berlin Newspapers flooded the town with memories, and encounters with time witnesses. Former refugees, wall woodpeckers and border guards came as well as former COMMUNIST politicians or DDR-variables, such as Hans Modrow, Egon Krenz, Lothar de Maizière, or Gregor Gysi.

The East Side Gallery. Photo: EPA

The Tenor of the editorials differed significantly from the previous years: euphoria and self-satisfaction have given way to the majority of the thoughtfulness, concern and self-criticism. Many worry about the state of German unity, the acts of a Generation after the fall of the Berlin wall more fragile and contradictory than it was even ten years ago.

The East German fear of strangers becoming more and more visible with democracy, many people feel as "second class citizens". In the West, doubts are clearer than in the past according to whether it is in the turning of time, and then really everything is done correctly. "Unfortunately, it took until the rise of the AfD," said the former Brandenburg Prime Minister Matthias Platzeck, "thus Germany back to the turn of history and their errors."

Created: 08.11.2019, 21:39 PM

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