The Man Who Opened the Berlin Wall

When dozens of East Berliners showed up at the Bornholmer Strasse border crossing on a cold and gray November evening in 1989 demanding to be let into West Berlin, Lt. Col. Harald Jaeger asked for guidance from his superiors. By the time the crowd grew into the hundreds and became more demanding, it became clear to Jaeger that he would get no guidance from his superiors. The excited East Germans converged on the border crossing that Jaeger commanded because hours earlier Politburo member...Full Story
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