“I have come to you in order to inform you that today your departure…”

Exactly 20 years ago the West German foreign minister announced that the thousands of East German refugees were allowed to leave the Prague Embassy to West Germany.

The video (click here if the embedded version does not work) still moves me to tears and reminds me that freedom is not made up principally of privileges, but it is made up especially of duties.

3 Responses to ““I have come to you in order to inform you that today your departure…””

  1. aklapper says:

    Yay, planet.gnome.org screwed up the HTML quite badly.

  2. Wonderful video, what a wonderful moment that was. I wasn’t alive at that time, but it gives me goosebumps.

  3. Michael says:

    This still sends me shivers down the spine. What a great moment in history. :)