#Germany89, #FallOfTheWall, and I was 10.

November 9, 2014: ask any German in their early thirties or older what they did this day, 25 years ago, and you will very likely get a pretty detailed summary of their evening. It was the day when two months of peaceful protest by the people of the GDR and hundreds of thousands of emigrants left the socialist party regime with no other option but to give in, when Günter Schabowski, the spokesman of the central committee of the socialist party announced in a press conference that GDR citizens were granted permission to emigrate and, more importantly, to travel freely across the border to Western Germany - immediately. It was the day when, after 10,316 days, after 28 years, two months and 28 days, the Iron Curtain that had ripped Germany and Europe apart, that had separated families and even ended lives of people who wanted nothing else but freedom finally collapsed under the wind of change. I was ten years old.