Sunday, November 1, 2009

When the wall came down

In today's Washington Post there was a article that I recommend everyone read " Josef Joffe -- Until 1989, Berlin was Walltown -".

Josef was there when the wall dividing Berlin between the East and the West was built and when it came down. I defintely was not there for either occasion but I feel like being part of that history. On Nov. 9, 1989 I was in Moscow ( at that time the Capital of the USSR) and as news of the Berlin wall tickled to me , I am not sure if it was a Russian colleague or on TV where I could only understand very little of what was said. It was only months later that CNN would start broadcasting locally in Moscow.

If you have a chance you should see a piece of the BErlin wall that is in the newseum and also read today's Outlook Section in the Washington Post.

in reference to:

"Nov. 9, 1989."
- Josef Joffe -- Until 1989, Berlin was Walltown - (view on Google Sidewiki)

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