Fall of the Berlin Wall: The guard who opened the gate – and made history

Tears still well up in Harald Jäger’s eyes when he recalls how he famously gave the order to open the Berlin Wall. But the tears the former Stasi lieutenant-colonel first shed on that November night 25 years ago came from feelings of humiliation and defeat rather than joy.

Carry on reading this fascinating interview with the man who ‘opened the gate.’ 



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