October 9, 2009
What Really Made Berlin Wall Fall
Elizabeth Pond, Christian Science Monitor
Berlin - Contrary to popular lore, the Berlin Wall did not fall on Nov. 9, 1989. Nor did it fall in Berlin.
It fell on Oct. 9, 120 miles away, in the city of Leipzig.
First, civil courage – a rare quality in German history – had to dissolve the four-decade-old mental wall of East German fear. Only then could the cement wall collapse in Berlin.
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