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Mauerfall 30th Anniversary

Much of this week’s bulletin highlights the extensive media coverage of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. For a comprehensive guide of the history behind and contemporary debates about the Berlin Wall, see Phoebe’s article on the website.

Other coverage includes:

The Berliner Morgenpost has an interactive page where you can compare pictures of Berlin from before and after the wall.

Justin Huggler noted that Margaret Thatcher’s fear that the Mauerfall could lead to a resurgent Germany have played out differently to her expectations: Germany’s focus has been on a strong economy rather than on military affairs.

Writers such as Alan Mendoza in City AM and Tory MEP Daniel Hannan in the

Telegraph warned against DDR-style socialism

Kate Connolly discussed the delays to the building of a monument dedicated to German unification.

Der Spiegel dedicated a page to (German language) articles relevant to the anniversary.

Die Zeit reported on ‘neo-Ostalgie‘ - to find out more about ‚Ostalgie’, see our Word of the Week section!

The UK Foreign Office released a video featuring British diplomats discussing events of 9th November 1989. See below.

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