It’s seems just yesterday that the news circled the world of the Berlin Wall falling down and of Germany being reunited again. But the fall of the wall was just the beginning of a long path of bringing the two “Germanys” together again and it wasn’t an easy one often.
The wall fell in 1989 and in 1990 the Deutschmark was introduced. On September 12 of that year the Two-Plus-Four-Treaty was signed and led to Germany regaining full sovereignty. On October 3, the Unification Treaty officially reunited Germany and October 3 became Germany’s new national day.
Germans all over the world are celebrating this day with various festivities. The German Consulate Los Angeles has put together the following list with happenings in and around LA:
German Week at Concordia University Irvine – October 2-7, 2010
German-American Day Celebration, October 2, 2010
Premiere Screening: One Germany, Twenty Years Later, October 3, 2010
Book Signing with Author Anke Otto-Wolf, October 3, 2010
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles: Celebrating 20 Years of Unity, Oct. 5-13, 2010
Lectures: Drafting a United Germany – Horst Teltschik, Oct. 18-19, 2010
- Germany celebrates 20 years of reunification (msnbc.msn.com)
- 20 years on, Germans reflect on reunification (sfgate.com)
- 20 years on, Germans reflect on reunification (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Merkel: Germany ‘culturally richer’ following reunification (cnn.com)
- 20 years since the reunification of Berlin (independent.co.uk)
- 20 years on, Germans reflect on reunification (foxnews.com)
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