Google celebrates 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall by uploading a doodle
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Google on Saturday is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall with a heartwarming doodle. The doodle created by German-based artist, animator and illustrator 'Max Guther' shows man and woman embracing each other over the fallen wall. The search engine called it a peaceful revolution that signalled the simultaneous end of the Cold War and the beginning of German reunification.
Guther said he was honoured to work on the above subject and drew inspiration for the artwork from stories of old photographs of his parent who had witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall thirty yeara ago. "I hope that people start fighting border walls all over the world, helping people living in divided or separated countries, and giving refuge to those fleeing their home countries because they have no choice," ANI quoted Guther as saying.
The 27-year-old artist said the fall of the Berlin wall impacted not only him but all Europeans. "I don't belong to the generation that witnessed the birth of this historic anniversary, but the reunion on this day will always continue," he said.
On this evening in 1989, a large number of crowd gathered at checkpoint roaring "Open the gate". During a government press conference, an official spokesperson's hasty comments gave TV audiences mistaken impression that East Germany would be allowing free travel between east and west Berlin.
Within hours, a massive crowd gathered at the wall and asked the guards to open the gate. Over the next few days, two million Germans crossed the border. They started singing and dancing while others began physically dismantling the wall.
The Berlin Wall was built in August 1961 to divide the east and west bloc of Berlin via barbed wire and concrete structure. Its demolition led to the reunion of the German Democratic Republic and Federal Republic of Germany.
(with ANI inputs)
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