Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a seminal moment in history not just for Germans, but for the rest of the world. We'll examine the history of the wall, erected in 1961 and viewed as a physical embodiment of the Iron Curtain. What led to its dismantling? And a quarter century later, what has been the political, economic and humanitarian impact?
Mark Cassell, Professor of Political Science at Kent State University
Kenneth F. Ledford, Associate Professor of History and Law at Case Western Reserve University
Gitta Kalupsky, Berlin resident
Anja & Eckhardt Jankowsky, former Dresden, GDR residents