Consignment - November 9th, 1989 / 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 9th marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Residents will be celebrating the event with a Festival of Freedom. In 1989 throughout East Germany, tens of thousands of East Germans marched demanding free speech, free elections, and an end to Communist domination. Many of the protesters denounced Egon Krenz, the leader of the Communist Party, as unfit to steer the country toward a more liberal and open society. In East Berlin the protesters marched to the parliament, waving placards that called for free elections and the abolition of repressive security. The Communist leaders feared that the abandonment of socialist principles would quickly lead to the absorption of the country into West Germany. They were right. Germany was reunified in October of 1990.