25 years ago

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25 years ago, my mother and I were sitting at the dinning table of our friends near Düsseldorf. eating potatoes with sour cream, when one of their daughters came in and said “The wall is down!”. No one said a word, not knowing whether this news could actually be true or not. At the same time at home, my father had been listening to the Berlin radio and heard Schabowskis announcement.

The next day, my mother drove back home. The highway was crammed with Trabis, everyone had their windows open despite the cold weather and flags, napkins or handkerchiefs were fluttering on the cars. My father took my siblings and went to the border crossing near our home. I have almost no memories of this event, but for my parents these days are among the most emotional of their lives. To say it with my father: “You were suddenly aware: this is a day when world history takes a turn. And I am witnessing it.”.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!

(pictures were taken by my parents)

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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