A series of events in 1989 led to one of the 20th Century’s most significant moments
The border between communist East Germany and the West opened on November 9th 1989
On 18 October 1989, the East German communist leader, was forced from power.
The Berlin Wall fell just a month after mass protests in the East German city of Leipzig
The picnic that led to the first breaches of the Iron Curtain in 1989
Thousands of East Germans sought refuge in the West German embassy in Prague in 1989.
How millions of people in the Baltic states held hands to protest against Soviet rule
The body of Imre Nagy who had led the Hungarian Uprising was reburied in 1989
The Polish trade union organisation was banned by the communists until April 1989