On August 13th, we celebrate the anniversary of the rise of the Berlin Wall, writes BGNES.
After World War II, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union occupy Germany and its capital, Berlin. When the Soviet Union imposed the Berlin blockade in 1948, the great tensions between the Western allies and the USSR came to light.
Former German Chancellor and statesman Helmut Kohl, the longest-serving postwar Western leader, died at the age of 87 on June 16.
Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died, German newspaper Bild reported. He was 87 years old.
Kohl, the architect of German reunification, was the first chancellor after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In 1989, Kohl proposed to reunite Germany and the reunification occurred in October 1990, according to Sputnik News.