Tag Archives: East Germany

English Version Part 6: My Diary from Autumn 1989 – The Berlin Wall is falling – 09th Nov.1989

“Today, today several hours ago the news – border of the GDR opened! Emigration within 24 hours, private trips from today onwards with just 1-2 weeks notice possible. Unbelievable. Big joy? Big sadness, incomprehensible? – Every hour 3.500 emigrants, every hour!! Alas, they all leave us.” This is the English Read more →

English Version Part 5: My Diary from Autumn 1989 – around the Fall of the Berlin Wall – 05th Nov.1989

“What a weekend! In Berlin the biggest demonstration which ever took place in this city, voluntarily 1 mio in the streets! Directly reported at DDR1, all speakers uncensored, the calls for the government to step down, diatribes on Krenz and the likes, new elections, legal permission of NF etc. So Read more →

English Version Part 3: My Diary from Autumn 1989 – around the Fall of the Berlin Wall – 15.10.1989

“Of people, who had to stand naked for hours against a wall while being interrogated, of women, who where loaded onto trucks and driven to the outskirts, abandoned in the middle of the night on a field” This is the English Version, the German version is HERE. My diary entriy Read more →

English Version Part 2: My Diary from Autumn 1989 – around the Fall of the Berlin Wall – 6.+ 9.Oct.1989

Ausschnitt Freie Presse 9.10.1989, Berichterstattung zum 7.10.89 (40. Republikgeburtstag) in Berlin

This is the English Version, the German version is HERE. My diary entries of 6th and 9th October 1989 This is part 2 of my series “My diary – 25 years ago – Autumn 1989″. Part 1 is a diary entry of 4th October 1989, the English version is HERE, Read more →

English Version Part 1: My diary from Autumn 1989 – around the Fall of the Berlin Wall (4th Oct. 1989)

Diary No. 24, October - November 1989

This is the English version of my diary entries from autumn 1989 in East Germany. The German version is HERE. I wrote in my diary since I was age 14 and I also did so during the “hot” autumn 1989 during my studies at an Art School in Schneeberg, when Read more →