Image title: Berlin Brandenburg Gate New Year Celebrations 1989-1990


Brandenburg Gate New Year Celebrations 1989-1990

On the 9th of November 1989 the GDR border was opened up to allow people from the east to cross to the west for the first time in 28 years. On the 31st of December 1989 thousands of people came to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to celebrate New Year.

Am 9. November wurde die Grenze geöffnet. Zum ersten Mal seit 28 Jahren durften DDR-Bürger den Westen besuchen. Am 31. Dezember 1989 kamen Tausende von Menschen zum Brandenburger Tor in Berlin um Sylvester zu feiern.

Berlin 1989 was the most exciting New Year Celebration in my whole life. I recorded an audio documentary with photographs and learning materials, which I used with my A Level German students at South Trafford College.

Berlin 1989 war die aufregendste Sylvesterfeier meines Lebens. Ich habe eine Dokumentarsendung auf Tonband mit Fotos und Lernmaterialien entwickelt, die ich mit meinen A-Level Studenten am South Trafford College benutzt habe.


Berlin Brandenburg Gate New Year Celebrations 1989-1990



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Voigtländer rangefinder camera and Ektachrome slide film

Berlin, Brandenburg Gate, New Year, Berlin-Mitte, Berlin-Tiergarten, DDR, GDR, Germany, DeBBrandbGtCeleb89.jpg

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