Günter Schabowski, East German politician (born Jan. 4, 1929, Anklam, Ger.—died Nov. 1, 2015, Berlin, Ger.), inadvertently triggered the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, when at an otherwise ordinary live press conference he read a draft bill just passed by the East German government to ease restrictions on the rights of citizens to immigrate to the West.
Nov 07, 2015 · We often think of history as somehow inevitable, the culmination of great, grinding geotectonic forces. What to make, then, of Günter Schabowski, who died this week at age 86.
Günter Schabowski (4 January 1929 – 1 November 2015) was an East German journalist and politician. He was an official of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), the ruling party during most of the existence of the German Democratic Republic .
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Günter Schabowski was the East German official whose cryptic announcement that the communist country was opening its fortified border precipitated the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Günter Schabowski (4 January 1929 – 1 November 2015) was the German Democratic Republic’s (GDR) Politbüro member who accidentally gave the order for the Inner German Border to be opened in Berlin. Prior to that, on October 18, 1989, he and Egon Krenz had forced the resignation of Erich Honecker in a Politburo meeting.
Günter Schabowski, Actor: Crazy Race 2 – Warum die Mauer wirklich fiel. Günter Schabowski was born on January 4, 1929 in Anklam, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. He was an actor, known for Crazy Race 2 – Warum die Mauer wirklich fiel (2004), Fremdsein in Deutschland (1995) and Balla Berlin – an slighe gu saorsa (2015).
Born: Jan 04, 1929