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Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Jerome, Nov 10, 2014.
I actually have a chunk of the Berlin Wall!!
I am quite the history buff and bid for it at a Church Missions Auction about 20 yrs ago. It is about 9 inches or so by about 7 inches-not a perfect dimensionally just guesstimates
Video:The Berlin Wall Falls 1989 NBC Coverage Pt1
Video: Fall of Berlin Wall (1989)
I remember when the wall fell. It was beautiful. I don't have a piece of it though. But I'll never forget the coverage we watched live on TV.
I also have a small piece of the wall (from the French Sector) it is a piece of brick and barb wire. Picked it up when I took a tour of Berlin (both East and West) back in Jan Jan 1973. It (the trip) was the award I was given for being the Solider of the Quarter, for HQ, MATCOMEUR
I watched in amazement as I did not think that I would live long enough to see it happen. I thought that it would be at least 2050 or so before this could happen.
I took a class in modern European history while in college, about 1963 or '64. After that class I believed that Russia would not control Central and Eastern Europe long, long in the historical sense of the word. That it would take at least 100 years or a bit more for it to unravel. That is why I was surprised it happened so quickly, historically speaking.
I can take you to exactly where I was standing when I was watching it on TV. I too could not believe what I was watching and was totally amazed
When the Berlin Wall fell, Mrs. Rolf's Grandmother was just outside Berlin. She did not go to witness it. She was processing strawberries.