On the 30th anniversary of German unity – The day the Berlin Wall came down: November 9th, 1989 – Turning period 1989 – 1990 by Dietmar Bührer

Berlin, Cafe Melanie / Rheinstrasse. Dietmar Bührer, photographer and Publisher Magazine Brennpunkt. Photo by Kai-Uwe Heinrich

The historical events of 9 November 1989 in Berlin will remain in the memory of Germans for a long time. That day was a holiday in the truest sense of the word, shaped by the people themselves and their exuberant feelings of joy. That day marked the beginning of a new era in German history, which would hopefully be one of peaceful cooperation in Europe. Berlin stood and still stands at the center of this history. The photos by Dietmar Bührer remind us of this.They capture the historical moments of the opening of the Berlin Wall. In the rapid course of our history, they offer us the opportunity to pause and see the past in the light of the present.

Walter Momper (Mayor of Berlin 1989-1991)

 

Potsdamer Platz 9. November 1989
Deutsche Einheit 3. Oktober 1990 & Währungsunion 1. Juli 1990
Berlin 1989

Dietmar Bührer is editor of the magazine for photography. Check out the magazine: “Brennpunkt”

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