This coming Monday, November 9, marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. A rare event because it it was carried by happiness and joy; a peaceful event. Something happened that most people in East- and West-Germany never expected to witness during their life time, and it happened without gunshots, without violence.
The credit for this bloodless victory belongs to the people, those of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, etc. If there is one politician who deserves praise and applause it is Michail Gorbachev; his reformist ideas of perestroika and glasnost ultimately paved the way for the Wall to collapse.
Read an eyewitness account by a New Zealand journalist, but be prepared for tears! Same goes for the following videos; immensely touching.