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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.

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Steinmeier Calls for Transatlantic Partnership at the Grand Opening of the Goethe-Institut Boston

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier recently made an official visit to Boston, his second visit to the United States since becoming president. During his time in Massachusetts, he attended several events promoting German-American friendship, included the grand re-opening of the new location of Goethe-Institut Boston.

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President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Opens Historic Joint Concert in Boston Symphony Hall

On October 31, the final day of German American Heritage Month, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attended a historic joint concert featuring Leipzig’s renowned Gewandhausorchester and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the first of its kind featuring two world-class orchestras on a single stage. The event marked the official end of the Year of German-American friendship with a night filled with music by Heiden, Strauss, and Schönberg.

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U.S. Congress Considers H. Res. 446 on German-American Friendship

Pennsylvania Representative Glenn Thompson spoke to the House of Representatives in Washington, DC about recognizing October as German-American Heritage Month.