Publisher description for When the wall came down : the Berlin Wall and the fall of Communism / by Serge Schmemann.

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This is history as only an eyewitness can tell it. In 1989, veteran journalist Serge Schmemann was in his hotel room when his assistant from East Germany burst in with some incredible news: the Berlin Wall was open. Serge jumped into the first cab he could find and raced to the wall in time to witness one of the great moments of European history.

Including articles from the archives of The New York Times, this gripping narrative tells the whole story, from the division of Germany after World War II, to life in the Communist East, to the massive protests that brought an end to the Eastern Bloc, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 -- History.
Germany (East) -- Politics and government.
Communism -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990.