NPR-San Francisco Affiliate, KQED Radio Perspectives Series
Walls – whether meant to keep people out or kept them in, separated and apart – have a way of falling. With the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at hand, Holly Hubbard Preston has this Perspective.
On the evening of November 9, 1989, I was seated at a bar in San Francisco, celebrating my birthday with friends when I looked up at the television and my jaw dropped.
Pictured on the screen were East and West Berliners hacking away at the cement wall that had divided them for 28 years. The jubilant scene—so unexpected in my lifetime—moved me to tears.