Monday, November 22, 2010
CNN30: When the Berlin Wall came down

 

In November 1989, the East German government took the historic step of opening its borders and the Berlin Wall began to come down.

 

Mark Cain was an American college student living in northern Bavaria. He and a friend packed a bag and hitchhiked to Berlin as soon as they heard the news.

 

Cain spoke recently with CNN Radio’s Steve Kastenbaum as part of the CNN30: Were You There? project. In the interview, Cain talks about scaling the wall, celebrating at the Brandenberg Gate, and getting to chisel off a piece of history.

 

Do you have memories or photos to share from the fall of the Berlin Wall or one of the other 29 events on the CNN30 timeline? Upload them to iReport, and your contributions could be incorporated into future CNN coverage.

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November 22, 2010
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Applaud! The evil wall anti-humanity like this have to collapse ultimately.

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