German Revolution: the embassy refugees

Twenty years ago, Sept. 30th 1989:
Refugees from the GDR in the backyard of the FRG Embassy in Prague.
In September 1989, some 6 000 East German refugees meet in front of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague hoping to be able to reach the FRG via the Hungarian-Austrian border that was opened on 10 September. On 30 September 1989, the German Federal Foreign Minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, tells them that they are legally authorised by the GDR to emigrate to the FRG. [more]

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