"It was the only thing Aeham Ahmad saw when he entered the room," writes AFP's Berlin-based correspondent Yannick Pasquet. "A shiny Bechstein piano on which he would play in a few hours, on a Berlin stage aptly named 'The Home Port.'"
"She lays a hand on his forearm to offer support. She helps him rise from his wheelchair, and take a few faltering steps towards the pulpit where he is to deliver a short speech," writes AFP journalist Yannick Pasquet. "She is the one who leans, in her navy blue raincoat, to help the elderly man whose great age – 95 – is eating away at his strength. Angela Merkel. All of German identity is here, in this moment. A chancellor, survivors and a death camp."
Twenty five years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came crumbling down in a rush of euphoria. Torn down in the space of a few hours by tens of thousands of Berliners come to claim back the freedom stolen from them 28 years earlier, on the night of August 13, 1961, when the Wall of Shame went up.
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