20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Resources to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany.

The heavily-guarded Wall separated east and west Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Twenty years on, information stands and a few remaining sections, left as an art project, are all that remain.

On October 18, 1989, East German leader Erich Honecker resigned. A large demonstration was held on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz on November 4, 1989, and the entire GDR government resigned on November 7.  Two days later, the Wall came down. The Brandenburg Gate was opened on December 22, 1989, and East and West Germany were reunited on October 3, 1990.

The following resources help to commemorate this historic event.

Fall of the Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary Devotional Guide [PDF]
The Peaceful Revolution waged with the Weapons of CANDLES and PRAYER
A Month of Monday Readings to remember and relive the march that began on Monday, Oct. 9, 1989 in Leipzig, went on to Dessau, and ended in Berlin on Monday, Nov. 9, 1989
Prepared by Martha B. Kriebel

Fall of the Berlin Wall Powerpoint Presentation
Photographs and narrative describe the history of the Berlin Wall.