Monday, November 9, 2009

9. November, a historic date for both of us

For both our countries and cultures the 9th November is a special historic date. Cambodia celebrates on this day its Independence day and for us over here in Germany this is the date when the wall who for many years divided Germany into east and west was opened, the beginning of the reunification of Germany.
So in the future we can celebrate on the same day two historic events, which had a big influence on the history of our countries and cultures.
I wish everybody, but specially my friends in Cambodia, a country which I also call my home, a great Independence holiday.

Independence monument in Phnom Penh

The wall which onces divided Germany into two states, since 9. November 2009 this wall does not exist anymore and Germany is one united, free and democratic state again. (Photo from Gustavus Adolphus College, Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library)

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