Erich Honecker, East Germany’s head of state, had to resign on October 18, 1989.
The new government prepared a new law to lift the travel restrictions for East German citizen.
Thirty years ago, at 06.53 pm on November 9, 1989 a member of the new East German government was asked at a press conference when the new East German travel law comes into force.
He answered: “Well, as far as I can see, … straightaway, immediately.”
Thousands of East Berliners went to the border crossings. At Bornholmer Strasse the people demanded to open the border and at 10.30 pm the border was opened there.
That moment meant the end of the Berlin Wall.
Soon other border crossing points opened the gates to the West
In that night the deadly border was opened by East Germans peacefully.