October 3, 2013 9:12 AM

Reflections on German Reunification Day

This, October 3, is German Reunification Day. It’s sort of the German equivalent of the American Independence Day (July 4, not the movie). It’s the official holiday in celebration of the day that the post-World War II creations of East Germany and West Germany became simply Germany, again. The immediate outsider assumption, of course, would be that this is the anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall was opened. Nope. This holiday goes back to Oct. 3, 1990, the day the two governments officially merged.

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