Newsletter 2005
Remembering The Wall
On November 9 2004, the fifteenth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Professor Reeder showed our class a documentary about the events leading up to and culminating in the opening of the border check points between East and West Berlin. The film is narrated in English and is compiled of German and American reels. This powerful documentary is at its best when the East Germans are streaming across the newly opened border to meet the equally elated West Germans. The subsequent New Year’s celebration, capped by an unforgettable orchestral performance of ‘Ode to Joy’, is a suitable conclusion to a memorable documentary.
--John Shiver ‘08