25 Years Later

November 22, 2014

Andree & Uta Wolff, Bornholmer Strasse, Berlin. 9 November 2014.

I had the pleasure of meeting Andree and Uta Wolff on the evening of November 9th. They were at Bornholmer Bridge, reliving the events of 25 years ago, when they walked over 6 kilometers from an eastern part of the city to see with their own eyes that it was true - the wall was broken through. Faces tilted upwards, they silently watched the footage from 1989 playing on a wide screen standing where the wall used to divide. Then their eyes shone with tears as they turned to me and recollected their personal memories from that day. It was an honour to speak with people who still feel the weight of recent history. Freedom is not something to take for granted.