New Zealand Woman’s Weekly - - WEEKLY TRAVEL -

This was Ber­lin in De­cem­ber 1989, the year the Wall came down. My hus­band and I de­cided to go to West Ger­many for a few days from our home in Eng­land. We ar­rived on Christ­mas Eve, just in time to see the guards open­ing the bor­der at the Bran­den­burg Gate, so peo­ple from the East could come over to the West for the first time in 28 years. We stood in No Man’s Land, watch­ing peo­ple around us hug­ging and cry­ing. We even saw fam­ily mem­bers who were re­united for the first time in nearly 30 years. Need­less to say, we were cry­ing too. It was in­cred­i­ble to be part of a his­toric mo­ment.

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