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remembers a political blunder that started it all and speak to an east german artist of his experience of that night and. things europe's top prize for cultural initiatives and the managers to make them happen. outside germany few people even know his name but good to schabowski is one of those improbable men of destiny a man who made cold war history without even realizing it the former political member is credited with accidentally sparking the fall of the berlin wall by announcing in error that new rules allowing east germans to travel were effective immediately the note she consulted at a press conference on november 9th went missing for a while but it's now been acquired by the german state and he's on display here in
berlin and we sent our intrepid adrian kennedy to investigate the story of an iconic. so we're here at friedrichstrasse a train station in the fire palace of 2 years which was effectively the border between and west berlin and we're here to have a close encounter with the famous schabowski. 1st shift of money. interests of british. careless words that led to a night all germans will remember forever these. scribbled notes watch could go. so this is a business it. really just just arrived yesterday the german state paid for schabowski famous. german taxpayers paid $25000.00 euro's for that note which is quite a lot of money but if you take into consideration what you see here and what the
note itself stands for we thought it is quite a good investment. so i actually did pass through here quite a number of times in the days of. the public in 1970 i met german woman. german friends of mine and in the spring of 1009. so that she could. be our. so i passed by here quite a number of times coming here you push your passport intrinsic wish this was the famous person conference took place it was the international press center the german democratic republic it's now part of the justice ministry let's go and see the room but the ministry has removed the building the room has disappeared together with most of its contents. of this room this new morton conference room the only thing that remains.
this could be the. central figure because this is a very special event union meeting of all the journalists who were at the. press conference or who worked on the night that the berlin wall fell. since that announcement by mr barkley everybody one what does it mean he said now emitted live right now what does it mean and sometimes people told me that later he lived in east berlin well he thought about it didn't really listen to it but then maybe an hour or 2 hours later with you came up with a discussion what is this mean this immediately right now ok that's us currency maybe it is now right now for a secret it wasn't completely clear at that moment that the war would collapse in
fact right would you pay 25000 euros 1st ski's note. no why it is a world famous piece of paper that led to a world changing the rent so what is the right price i was actually engaged to an east german woman for political reasons as you know and so i my reaction was my fiance will be here. one or 2 hours and hygiene was not the top priority so i spent the night cleaning the toilet with a toothbrush. sometimes historic my very very banal human reactions the rest is history history. the story. it's
a never ending story. never ending story of the fall of the berlin. german history at its best all dead live head story expresses perfectly what those images from november 9th 1989 to the people of poland back then he worked as a graphic artist making movie posters for the former east germany's only film company and on the night the wall opened he was one of the 1st east berlin is to come through the checkpoint at the city's bon bon 100 bridge only to embark on the most memorable night of his life. nov 9th 1989 david rome fell in berlin i go to see. people were throwing their arms around each other and hugging each other at the moment but you didn't know them but you had them anyway it was pure emotion. and i cried too i saw that and when i look at the pictures today i still get teary eyed. i don't think someone else can
truly understand what every person feeling so 53. for 41 year. germany was a divided country from 1961 until 989 a wall even split the city of berlin into the western half was part of democratic west germany the eastern half belong to communist east germany and it guarded its borders zealously anyone who tried to escape was arrested or shot but in spite of all the restrictions imposed by the state many east germans were able to find fulfillment both professionally and personally like graphic artist that left him by design movie posters for east germany stayed on film distributors. until the wall fell he worked for us for the only film distributor in the communist east his book more art than advertisement contains reproductions of old east german film posters showing how graphic artists could find creative freedom within an oppressive system
as an addict a tool for me it was a dictatorship and i was constantly exasperated by it or not it ultimately it didn't affect my work so strongly that i felt uncomfortable in my work. there i was france. but the berlin wall and forced tight restrictions on east germans freedom of movement freedom of expression was also limited by the state with its censors and spies. that all changed on november 9th 1989 penfold heard that the border to west berlin was open at the bornholm my bridge he and his wife were among the thousands of east berlin those who flocked there to cross over . on the other side west berliners came to welcome the. architect christiane coonan was among them 30 years later the 2 men still remember that fateful night when we met and i asked if you'd like to come to the coup 1st shopping.
out of east germany and into the west if only just for one night thousands of revelers flock to west berlin. it was an experience that changed lives and bound strangers from both sides of the world for ever. telling these stories still stirs something can make words fail me or suddenly tears come to my eyes that's how emotional it was. culture itself can be a concept an object a custom or even a trend but in each of these cases you need someone to make it happen and in the cultural marketplace to set those trends well the annual culture invest congress brings european cultural providers promoters and investors together and it's highlight is the cultural brand award. the winner of the big prize was
jabs for precisely the jazz trade fair jazz ahead in braman germany. but. the jazz ahead trade fair brings together musicians and producers it's a place where concert organizers get to discover new acts and plan their next tours . we've still got lots of dreams that we want to make come true and with this prize we've got the momentum to make it happen and it's going to d.j.'s people who make jazz the korea who study it to want to make a living from it have fantastic dreams and what's wonderful is that we can help them accomplish their goals. w.'s head of cultural issues spoke words of praise for the organizers of the jazz ahead trade fair for their hard work he noted that jazz and pop musicians in germany receive considerably less public
funding than classical musicians. if you compare in germany the public funds made avail. classical music with funding for rock and jazz it's $99.00 to $1.00. you know the countries the situation is different but. it was a surprise victory for jazz ahead in the final round of the cultural brand awarded pulled ahead of the state palaces and gardens of baton burton back and the 100th birthday celebrations of the bauhaus design academy. the owner for lifetime achievement went to cultural manager of a shite directed the word valley regions 2010 reign as european capital of culture i. had with fine of the netherlands was named european cultural manager of the year she organized this
manifesto of the european nomadic biennial which celebrated its 12th edition last year and palermo. hopes to soon bring manifesto to eastern germany. some of the 67 a remarkable history a very complex contemporary but maybe a remarkable future so i'm looking into. the prize for the european trend brand of the year went to the schtik live orchestra of berlin the international including horn player ury demarco it needs no conductor pate improvise contemporary music with classical instruments. v.z. we'd like to see how that approach affects us and how we can play the material in an associative and playful manner result is an incredible authenticity and
a readiness to change things because we are totally behind the work and can perform it with total passion. the new prize winners can be sure that their. cultural brands will now attract even more attention than before. and with that our time is up so until we meet again all the best from us here in berlin go well and you don't think.
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