Berlin, story (s) of a Wall: discover our interactive file
Peggy Spitzner was 7 years old in 1989 when she was one of the last to cross the concrete border, hidden with her father in the trunk of an American soldier's car. Laurent and his friends were students in Nanterre when they embarked on a journey between RFA and GDR to see with their own eyes the Wall fall, in the midst of the cheering crowd. Three decades later, everyone shares their memories with us.
The Berlin Wall has collapsed after 28 years of existence. A brutal collapse whose fate, which we tell you about in five podcasts, took place behind the scenes of a dying regime. However, according to the secret plans that remained in the archives of the sinister Stasi, the wall should have known the 21st century. Today, only a few sections are still standing. Not without difficulty, eaten away by the real estate frenzy of the German capital. As a sign of time, but also of the desire, for many Berliners, to turn the page on a painful past.