Category Archives: Special People

30.9.1989

25 years ago: Thousands of people from the GDR are trying to flee their country and have entered the embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in order to get a VISA. German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher on the balcony of the German Embassy in Prague announces to the crowd of refugees what had been impossible so far… well only so far; although it is in German, you can understand… he cannot finish the sentence even.

Seen a thousand times, but each time goose-bumps.

Background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_East_Germany#Regime_collapse.2C_1989