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German President Steinmeier Visits US

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit to the US celebrating the conclusion of the the Year of German-American Friendship.

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30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Pentagon Staffer John Masters Remembers

Pentagon staffer John Masters visited East and West Germany as a child before the wall fell. “When there was a wall in Berlin, I went up as a small boy through East Germany … we weren’t supposed to look outside the windows. I was glad to see it happen.”

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30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Professor of German Mohamed Esa Remembers

Former McDaniel College Professor of German Mohammed Esa was a graduate student studying in Germany when the wall fell. “It was a universal feeling of liberation. These people were hugging everyone, they were smiling, they were incredibly happy.”

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30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Journalist Tom Brokaw Remembers

American television journalist and author Tom Brokaw was one of the few people who witnessed the actual collapse of the wall. “I went there not knowing the wall was going to come down. It still is one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done.”

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas Meet in Mödlareuth in Recognition of 30th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

This weekend, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to Germany to meet with his German counterpart, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.