Hope people start fighting border walls all over world: ‘Fall of Berlin Wall’ Google Doodle creator

Erected on August 13, 1961, the barbed wire and concrete edifice had long divided East and West Berlin. By the same token, its demolition triggered a series of events that led to the reunion of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic.

Written by November 9, 2019 08:56

New Delhi: Google on Saturday celebrated the 30th anniversary of a momentous event in history- the fall of the Berlin Wall with a heartwarming doodle that captures the essence of the end of the peaceful revolution that signalled the simultaneous end of the Cold War and the beginning of German reunification.

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“I hope that people start fighting border walls all over the world, helping people living in divided or separated countries, and giving refuge to those fleeing their home countries because they have no choice,” Guther said.

Fall of the Berlin wall

 

The 27-year-old illustrator said the fall of the Berlin wall deeply impacted not only him but all Germans and Europeans. “I don’t belong to the generation that witnessed the birth of this historic anniversary, but the reunion on this day will always continue,” he said.

The doodle depicts a couple embracing in the middle of a wall that has been pulled down in the middle.

“Tor auf!” (Open the gate!) roared the crowds gathered at the Berlin Wall on this evening in 1989.

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“During a government press conference, an official spokesman’s hasty statement gave reporters and TV viewers the mistaken impression that East Germany would be allowing free travel between East and West Berlin.

 

Word spread quickly, and over the next few days, two million jubilant Germans crossed the border, some singing, dancing, and toasting the start of a new era while others began physically dismantling the wall.

Erected on August 13, 1961, the barbed wire and concrete edifice had long divided East and West Berlin. By the same token, its demolition triggered a series of events that led to the reunion of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. (ANI)