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At the Brandenburg Gate, 10 November 1989: The first Berlin Wall "woodpeckers" [6/14]

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November 10 1989
Berlin, Brandenburg Gate
Created By: Monika Waack

License: Creative Commons License

Depicts

anarchist symbol, Berlin Wall woodpecker, chisel, chisel traces, graffiti (mural), night, two persons

Context

Berlin Wall (West), Berlin Wall woodpecker, birthday, crowd, fall of the Berlin Wall, friend, inn, joy, metro, sparkler, sparkling wine, street

Places

Anhalter Bahnhof, Brandenburg Gate, Kurfuerstendamm, Potsdamer Platz

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Heske

Susan

Thea

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Memory

"It was Friday and the day before had been my friend's birthday. We were going to celebrate it with our clique at a restaurant on Kurfürstenstraße. On the way there from the district of Lichtenrade, we took the U-Bahn from Alt-Mariendorf, and planned to change at Hallesches Tor in Kreuzberg. But that didn't work out because the masses of people inside the U-Bahn, on the stairs and platforms were so dense that everything came to a standstill. So we decided to walk. But even the streets were full of people who wanted to get to the Wall.

After our meal, we also set off towards Anhalter Bahnhof, Potsdamer Platz, and the Brandenburg Gate. The 'wallpeckers' were already hard at work, chipping chunks out of the Wall, sometimes merely by flashlight. People were helping each other onto the Wall, champagne corks were popping and sparklers sizzling. It was crazy!"

Monika Waack (West-Berlin)