Twenty years ago the Berlin Wall fell. Many of our intended readers will be too young to know about it, but from about the end of WWII to November the 9th, 1989, Berlin was divided by a massive concrete wall. On one side – the East – an authoritarian Communist regime held power, and on the Western side it was democracy as usual. People died trying to cross from the East to the West (no one especially wanted to go West to East (maybe tourists?)). The Berlin Wall’s fall represented to many people the end of the Cold War (and the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation that came with the Cold War).

So! The fall of the Berlin Wall. A good thing! Here are some books we have in the library.