As a child of the 60’s, I grew up knowing that there was a West Berlin and an East Berlin. I didn’t really understand what it meant and what the wall was really all about. On the day it “came down”, in 1989, I was a teacher in a school in England and I remember the Headmaster gathered us all together in the assembly hall to announce what a momentous occasion it was and how we were all living a piece of history at that very moment. Can it really be twenty-five years ago ? And have I still not achieved that ambition of going to Berlin to visit ?
And to finish, how can I not mention the comment of one of my students when we studied this image, a photo taken during President Kennedy’s visit to Berlin ? The student asked me, in all seriousness “Was Nicolas Sarkozy there in Berlin on that day too ?” When you look closely, you can see his point !!