25 years ago today ... The fall of the Berlin Wall

by Emily Wood
I was seven years old when thousands of East German signature cars arrived in my hometown of Hamburg and filled the air with odd-smelling blue smoke. I saw strangers hugging each other, tears in their eyes, their voices tired from singing. I was too young to understand it all, but I had a very strong sense that life was different now--and that different was better.Read the full article

The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Google Doodle

A video doodle commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of Berlin Wall and its pieces around the world. Original score by Nils Frahm - http://www.nilsfrahm.com/ Archival photos: courtesy of the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv, http://www.bundesarchiv.de/index.html.en), photographers: Klaus Lehnartz, Heiko Specht http://www.google.com/doodles/25th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-the-berlin-wall