February 5, 2018 marked the date when the Berlin Wall was gone for the same amount of time that it divided the city and the world from 1961 to 1989: 28 years, 2 months, and 27 days.
My brother is 28, born in the wind of change of autumn ‘89.
Today I visited for the first time Berlin Wall Memorial and I was deeply impressed and intimidated by the remaining original parts of the wall which will always be linked to my childhood.
Shall we never forget how painful that separation of a nation has been to so many families.
“My dear friend, … Today is a special day in my life and in history as 26 years ago the wall came down. I would not be in Luxembourg without this unique event and I will always remember this day. We were watching television in the evening, I had my 2-month-old brother in my arms and all of the sudden in the news they told us that if we want we can go to West-Germany as the border is open. We thought they were kidding but as we already had west-tv they confirmed the story and we saw first pictures from Berlin where people crossed the border crying, laughing… The next morning 5 of my classmates were missing, they had left our town the same evening with their families as we all thought they will close the border again after some days. But no… ”
Grateful that this day exists in German history!