1989: The fall of the Berlin Wall

Talk Monday 9th November, 2009

On 9 November 1989 the border separating Western from Eastern Germany was effectively opened, an event that became the symbol of the end of the Cold War.
For nearly three decades the Berlin Wall had kept East and West Berliners apart but at midnight East Germany’s Communist rulers gave permission for its gates to be opened after hundreds of people converged on crossing points
On the 20th anniversary, journalists who were in Berlin that night will be at the Frontline Club to discuss their experiences and the impact of such momentous events since.

With: Glen Oglaza, Sky News political correspondent; Nick Thorpe, BBC correspondent and author of ‘89: The Unfinished Revolution: Power and Powerlessness in Eastern Europe; Ann Leslie, of the Daily Mail who for much of her career has been the paper’s foreign corresponent; Peter Millar, author of 1989 The Berlin Wall: My Part in Its Downfall

 If you were in Berlin on 9 November 1989 and intend to come to this event, please email [email protected]

Photo by Daniel Antal via Flickr