The German unit 01 Bonn on 3 October 1990 marketplace full of people. Flags of the large federal States. People celebrate German unity.
Schwerin: Castle Berlin: Unter den Linden. Crowd. Folk dance.
Mrs o-ton: "I think that it is a Very much more beautiful day, it's already great that now here so take it easy, they can be on the streets from one side to the other - I think it's great."
Man with baby: "if I have the small parcels on the arm - actually joy is the dominant, because what is experiencing, we dreamed that probably all of us."
Old man: "we At last together – so I think – Communism is gone."
Brandenburg Gate. Victory column. Federal Eagle. Parliament session of the German Parliament.
Swearing Lothar de Maizière actuality: "... the basic law and the laws of the federal real and defend, conscientiously fulfill my duties and Justice against practicing will anyone - so help me God."
It speaks German Chancellor Helmut Kohl interview: "the coming years will show that the United Germany means a profit for all of Europe. Faithfully, we To want serve peace in the world as an equal member in a United Europe the preamble to our Constitution. And this order embodies our understanding of sovereignty."
Berlin: The city Commandant of America, Great Britain and France be adopted with military ceremony.
Review of black and white in 1945: debris. Potsdam Conference with Truman, Churchill and Stalin. Map: The Territories East of the Oder and Neiße be placed under Polish or Soviet administration. The other Germany is divided into 4 zones of occupation.
1948: Berlin blockade and airlift.
1949: Parliamentary Council. Founding of the Federal Republic of Germany. The basic law. German flag.
Founding of the German Democratic Republic. Onslaught before integrating. Teens Kiss flag. Inner German border. Separate railway tracks. Watchtower. Barbed wire.
June 17, 1953: Uprising. Russian tanks put down the rebellion. Memorial Service for the victims of the June of 17.
Federal Chancellor Adenauer actuality: "we will not rest and we will not rest, I put this oath for the entire German people, until you too have freedom again, reunited up throughout Germany is in peace and freedom." God will be with you and with us."
1955: Paris Conference - accession of the Federal Republic of Germany to the NATO. Brother Kiss Adenauer - de Gaulle.
Marshall plan - reconstruction images. Richtkränze.
Refugees from East Germany - vote with your feet.
13.8.1961: Construction of the wall. Barbed wire is rolled out. People cry. Wall refugees.
1963: John F. Kennedy in Berlin interview: ' as a free man I take pride in the words: I am a Berliner ". Wall is permeable. Old people go through border passage back to see friends. Hugs. Joy of reunion.
Moscow 1970: Signing of the Moscow Treaty by Willy Brandt.
F a r b e inner German border. Brandenburg Gate. Young people interview: "A State which wall themselves, is of morbid substance."
40th anniversary of the GDR. Military parade. Rockets.
Erich Honecker actuality: "Our friends all over the world should be reassured that socialism is unshakeable principles on German soil."
Gallery at took Michail Gorbatschow in addition to Erich Honecker. Michail Gorbatschow quote: "I think hazards just waiting for those who do not respond to life."
Refugees at the embassies in Hungary and Prague. Border barriers of Hungary opens. Refugee interview: "I've done it, I can just say I am a free man."
Demonstrations in East Germany. Chants are we the people - free elections.
November 9, 1989: The wall falls. Border guards tearing down wall. Jubilation.
March 1990: The first free elections in the GDR.
July 1990: Introduction of the DM in the GDR. Money exchange.
August 1990: The political unity. The Parliament of the GDR decides to join the Federal Republic for October 3. National President of the Sabine Bergmann-Pohl interview: "Yes, 294 deputies have voted."
Kohl visited Gorbachev in the Caucasus. The USSR agrees to the membership of the United Germany in NATO.
Moscow, September 1990: 2 + 4 negotiations - a sovereign United Germany is in full compliance with all of its neighbors. The end of the post-war period.
October 2, 1990: The Brandenburg Gate At night. Mayor Momper conducts. American and Russian soldiers play "Yes, this is Berlin air". Poetry reading with selected texts of East German authors, which were banned: "the Communists have not understood it, exploiting the immense credit, fell to them with the demise of Hitler's - this is the tragedy of the GDR."
Korean dance group out of a still divided country dances. In the University, young people listen to songs, sung by Wolf Biermann.
elderly Berlin actuality: "if one had told me that my lifetime this damn wall gone, I would have said: he is crazy - and now not he is crazy, now I'm here, now I say: Yes, that you have to experience."
Young man o-ton: "... scary moves - I must say - it is a day on which I long have waited for years many for me. It is simply super."
Young woman interview: "I think there is an immense opportunity to learn from the past and build the future with just for our generation."
October 3 0 clock: the Liberty Bell Rings.
Before the Reichstag in Berlin crowd. Richard von Weizsäcker actuality: "in free self-determination we To want complete the unity and freedom of Germany. We To want serve, the peace of the world in a United Europe."
The German unit of 0'40 Bonn, the Federal Republic of Germany, on the 3 October 1390 Regierungssltz. Under the sounds of her great son, Ludwig van Beethoven, felern with the Bonn International guests the German unit.
0'58 a golden October sun shines across the whole country – also of Schwerin in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which previously consisted of the reglerte Communist East Germany one of the five new federal States.
14 the biggest folk festival celebrates the reunited Berlin. But the joy not drunk the Berlin after partition of 40 years. It remains thoughtfulness and the surprise about who has turned so suddenly sheet history. "I think that it is a Very much more beautiful day, there is also great, you here so take it easy, that can be now on the streets from one side to the other - I love that."
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"That we are At last together - so think I - Communism is gone."
Communism is gone, but scars remain. Also the people within and beyond the Brandenburg Gate must come closer again.
2'06 parliamentary session. In the German Bundestag, 144 member of Parliament from the former East Germany have been added. The Government of Helmut Kohl now 5 new Ministers belong to, including the first freely elected East German Prime Minister Lothar de Maizlère: "... the basic law and the laws of the federal real and defend, conscientiously fulfill my duties and against practice will Gerechtigkelt anyone - so help me God."
2'30 Bundeskanzier cabbage in a statement of his German Government: "the coming years will show that the United Germany means a profit for all of Europe. The preamble to our Constitution we To want serve peace in the Warang faithfully as an equal member in a United Europe. And this order embodies our understanding of sovereignty."
3'06 full sovereignty, now enjoying Germany, including Berlin. The city Commandant by America, Britain and France, who have practiced here still Allied rights, be solemnly adopted after 45 years. The 3'33 Western allies have to owe A lot Berlin and Germany as a review in the history proves.
Germany in 1945. Half of Europe in ruins lies at the end of the second world war, the German cities are destroyed.
after the surrender of responsibility 3 the victorious powers for all over Germany. In Potsdam, Chruchill, Truman and Stalin discussed the fate of the Germans. The Territories East of the Oder and Neiße are placed under Polish or Soviet administration. The rest of Germany is divided into four zones of occupation. Increase the contrast between East and West.
4'12 1948, first climax of the cold war: the Soviet block all access routes to Berlin. In an unprecedented action, Americans and Britons set up an air bridge. A year-long West Berlin supplied with food and fuel from the air. The Western occupying powers, they prove to be as protective powers of freedom and democracy in Germany.
4'39 May 1949: the Federal Republic of Germany is established; It is a free heltlich democratic Constitution. The preamble of the basic law calls on all the people to complete the unit and Frelheit of in Germany in free self-determination.
5'01 reaglert prompt the Soviet Union: in their occupation zone a second German State is proclaimed under a Communist Einheltspartel, the DDR - a company in the Cleichschritt, a regime without Freihelt and democracy. Berelts the young are trimmed on p - and State line.
5'31 West to complete the DDR. The border through the middle of Germany, is always opaque.
5'40 the consent of its citizens the totalitarian State can not win. On June 17, 1953, the people across the country rise.
5'53 Russian tanks smother the insurrection. But the prospect of Freihelt and unit remains alive among the people. Federal Chancellor Adenauer aimed at them on the Trauerfeler for the victims of the 17. June: 6'07 "we will not rest and we will not rest, I put this oath for the entire German people, until they too have freedom again, reunited up throughout Germany is in peace and in freedom." God will be with them and with us."
6'29 1955, joining NATO. In their quest for Freihelt and unity, the Federal Republic opts for integration into the Western Bündnls. The reconciliation follows with the neighbors, especially France.
6'45 thanks American Marshall aid and hard work of reconstruction is progressing rapidly. Speaking of the German economic miracle.
6'58 Anders at the people in East Germany: vote with your feet. Thousands flee every week in the Federal Republic.
7'10 August 13, 1961: construction of the wall. Now, the East German regime has finally imprisoned people. Famllien brutally torn apart. Who flees, puts his life at risk. More than 80 men and women To find the death dabel. The divided Berlin is a symbol of the kaiten war.
7'38 1963: visit of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy. He reaffirmed American support for the free Berlin.
7'48 Kennedy: ' as a free man I take pride in the words: I am a Berliner ".
7'56 in the same year, after tough negotiations, is the wall more permeable. Families from East and West can join, even if only for a weekend in the arms.
8'08 Moscow 1970: In the character of global relaxation, new roads be taken also between Germany and Eastern Europe. The Moscow Treaty, in which both sides profess to renounce violence and relaxation, the Federal Government also reaffirmed to adhere to the peaceful production of German unity.
8'30 while in Eastern Europe begin democratic reforms, closed the border in Germany. But also in the GDR, the call is loud for change 8'42. "A State that is elnmauert, morbid substance."
8'48 with verordnetem applause commits the GDR in October 1989 the 40th anniversary of its founding.
8'57 Honecker: "Our friends all over the world should be reassured that socialism is unshakeable principles on German soil."
9'08 there was wrong party leader Honecker. Michil Gorbatschow, as a guest in East Berlin, is clearly at a distance to the GDR leadership. Gorbachev: "I think hazards just waiting for those who do not respond to life."
9'23 tens of thousands To want to leave the GDR. Months are the messages of the Federal Republic in Prague and Budapest their refuge. Increasing the pressure on the GDR leadership.
9'34 it is Hungary, which opens the border to the West in September 1989. Thus a dream comes true many for 9'42. "I did it, I can just say I am a free man."
9'46 continues the protest in the GDR. Hundreds of thousands demonstrate gewaltios. The rotten system to counter no longer has the reputation of "We are the people".
10'04 November 9, 1989: the wall falls, the GDR leadership has capitulated before the desire for freedom of the people. Images of boundless joy, which go around the world. The peaceful revolution has triumphed. This is the beginning of the end for the East German State.
10'25 Bel's first free election in March 1990 vote the people in the GDR for a quickly as possible unification with West Germany.
10'35 the introduction of the Deutsche mark in July creates the economic unit.
10'43 August 1990: the political unity. The GDR Parliament decides to join the Federal Republic for October 3. Bergmann-Pohl: "Yes 294 deputies voted..."
11'02 foreign policy breakthrough in the Caucasus, Michall Gorbachev's home is carried out. During the visit by German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, also the Soviet Union of the membership of United Germany agrees in NATO and its full sovereignty. 11'23 Moscow in September 1990: the Foreign Ministers of the four former allies and two German counterparts exit the 2 + 4-negotiations. A sovereign, United Germany is in full Übcreinstimmung with all of its neighbours: the end of the post-war period.
11'46 together is celebrated on October 2 around the Brandenburg Gate the German unit. The Borliner Mayor swings the baton, American and Russian soldiers make music.
12'04 thoughtful among writers is. In a density Riesung, Once again selected texts are recited by East German authors, who for decades 12'16 were banned: "the Communists have not understood it, exploiting the immense credit, fell to them with the demise of Hitler's - this is the tragedy of the GDR."
12'25 while outside a folk dance group from the still-divided Korea to the big party dances, have young intellectuals in the East Berlin University gathered to spend the last hours of the DDR songs by Wolf Biermann, an early symbolic figure of resistance against the East German Government.
13'14 it is just before midnight, when we encounter a 80th Berlin: "if 13'20 one would have told me that my lifetime this damn wall gone, I would have said: he is crazy - and now not he is crazy, now I'm here, now I say: Yes, that need to see you."
13'32 young man: "... scary moves - I must say - it is a day on which I long have waited for years many for me. It is simply super!"
13'40 young woman: "I think there is an immense opportunity to learn from the past and build the future with just for our generation."
13'47 3 October midnight. Before the Reichstag in Berlin a huge crowd hears the sound of the Liberty Bell and the words of President 14'01 Richard von Welzsäcker: "in free self-determination we To want complete the unity and freedom of Germany. We To want serve, the peace of the world in a United Europe."