Google Doodle today commemorates Fall of Berlin Wall’s 30th anniversary

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GOOGLE Doodle has commemorated the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The artwork captures the heartwarming aspect of the peaceful revolution.

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Google Doodle commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall[/caption]

What does the Doodle show?

Google’s Doodle shows a couple standing on top of a slab of the wall, hugging in between the former barrier.

Artist Max Guther said he drew inspiration from old photo’s of his parents who witnessed the remarkable event.

The Berlin-based guest artist said: “I hope there will never be another moment that I or anyone else has to live in a country with border walls locking people inside or keeping people outside.

“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.”

How did the Berlin Wall fall?

The Berlin Wall fell accidentally on November 9 1989.

For five days before, millions of people gathered in East Germany, protesting against the wall.

In a bid to calm the demonstrations, East German leaders tried to loosen the borders, making travel easier for East Germans.


But they did not intend for the wall to be opened up completely.

As government officials, made the announcement of travel, thousands flocked to the border.

Within hours, millions of Germans outnumbered the guards so in a bid to avoid deaths and accidents, a border guard ordered his officials to open the border.

They all chanted “Tor Auf!”, which means open the gate.

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The dismantling of the Berlin Wall was the climax of six months in which the communist regimes of eastern Europe tottered and fell[/caption]



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