How to cite:
CopyMarc Dierikx, Sacha Zala, When the Wall Came Down. The Perception of German Reunification in International Diplomatic Documents 1989–1990 (Quaderni di Dodis 12), vol. 12, doc. 9, dodis.ch/53169, Bern 2019.
dodis.ch/53169Telegram1 from the Polish Ambassador in East Berlin,
Janusz Obodowski2, to the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs,
For immediate action
East Berlin, 10 November 1989, 1.00 a.m.
Following Schabowski’s4 statement about the
opening of borders with the West, the border with the FRG has burst. Masses of people
are crossing into West Berlin. Some are moving back and forth. Rallies at the W[est] B[erlin] border.
Telegram No. 0-1789/IV (incoming,
translated from Polish): Archives of the Polish Ministry of Foreign
Affairs AMSZ, ZD 24/91, w. 3, t. 9. Delivered by: 10 November
1989, 4.00 a.m.↩
Janusz Obodowski (1930–2011), dodis.ch/P57588, Polish Ambassador in
East Berlin 1986–1990.↩
Krzysztof Skubiszewski (1926–2010),
dodis.ch/P57377, Polish Minister
of Foreign Affairs 12.9.1989–26.10.1993.↩
Günter Schabowski (1929–2015), dodis.ch/P56902, member of the SED
Politburo and spokesman of the GDR government 1989.↩