The human error and chance that changed the world
It was, at the most basic level at least, the wondrous result of human error, spontaneity and individual courage. People visit remains of the Berlin Wall at the Wall memorial on Bernauer Strasse in Berlin, Germany, November 8, 2019. On November 9th Germany will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer) in 1989. Pigeons fly past remains of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz square in Berlin, Germany, November 8, 2019. That, said Axel Klausmeier, director of the Berlin Wall Foundation, was perhaps the greatest miracle of that night.