The third of October is a special date in German history. It is the most important national holiday, commemorating the day in 1990 when the German Democratic Republic reunited with the Federal Republic of Germany after 45 years of division.
East Germany freed itself from the clutches of communism later than Poland. Undoubtedly, they owe much of their freedom to the Poles, who inspired them to courage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel herself admitted that the fall of the Wall would not have been possible without the events in Poland.
The photo below shows the then German Chancellor Helmut Kohl at the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of Peace and Freedom, which he crossed together with East German Prime Minister Hans Modrow on December 22, 1989, shortly after presenting a plan for German reunification to the Bundestag