Eckart von Hirschhausen, Guido Knopp, Thierry Noir, Iris Berben, Gesine Schwan
Just under 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall on the 9th of November 1989, Berlin photographer and author Thomas Kierok had a segment of the wall reconstructed in its original size of 3.60 x 1.20 meters. He placed this fragment on various historic landmarks to capture the absurdity of the wall that once devided Berlin. 42 people, including refugees, their helpers, politicians, civil rights campaigners, musicians and actors are portrayed at the former border and tell their own personal memories of the Berlin Wall: How they experienced the division of Berlin, what they were doing the day the wall came down, and how they feel since the reunification of Germany. This book tells stories of happiness, hope and triumph, but also of anger, insecurity and fear.