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Freedom is one of the most important values and the Berlin Wall is still a symbol of oppression. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989, bringing an end to the communist dictatorship in East Germany. On this Inside Europe special, we learn what life was like behind the wall and hear from people who witnessed its collapse. We’ll also talk about what lessons can be drawn from the momentous events 30 years ago, and how Germany has changed since then.

Fewer eastern Germans feel reunification has been beneficial than was the case ten years ago, a new survey has found. A majority of Germans agreed, however, that travel opportunities and freedom of speech are better now.

If the Berlin Wall had never fallen in 1989, today the German Chancellor might be on a road trip through the US and listening to Bruce Springsteen, she told a magazine. But she wouldn’t have taken an American car.

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