Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Day of German Unity

October 3rd is a national holiday commemorating the unification in 1990 of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. The central festivities will be hosted in Hamburg; its main attraction the popular 'Citizens Festival'. 
Where was I when the wall came down? I was in Hong Kong watching this momentous event on TV while simultaneously talking to my brother on the phone (who was studying in Berlin at the time). My brother later sent me a piece of the wall which I have kept sealed in a plastic bag. A tiny bit of history in a ziploc bag!

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