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Today in History

Nov. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2020. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall. On this date: ...

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel are standing in front of the church of St. Peter and Paul for a group photo before an ecumenical service, Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Oct.3, 2020. Potsdam, as the capital of Brandenburg, will host this year's central celebrations of the Day of German Unity. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)

'Best Germany yet' marks 30th anniversary of reunification

Oct. 3, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary of its reunification on Saturday, drawing a generally positive picture of the progress made in knitting together east and west. The country's president declared that today's is “the best Germany there has ever been” and proposed a new memorial...

In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020 photo Gunnar Dedio, German film producer and managing director of PROGRESS Film GmbH poses for a photo between rolls of film in the archive of PROGRESS Film, in Leipzig, Germany. A new project is underway to digitize thousands of East German newsreels, documentaries and feature films 30 years after Germany’s reunification. The movies that are being scanned, transcribed and posted online provide a look inside a country that no longer exists but was a critical part of the Cold War. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

History on screen: East Germany through its filmmakers' eyes

Oct. 3, 2020 2:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — As John F. Kennedy peered over the Berlin Wall into communist East Germany in 1963, red curtains blocked the U.S. president's view through the Brandenburg Gate and a banner perched in front of it accused the United States of breaking an international agreement “to prevent the rebirth...