NEWS CLIP: From East Berlin to America: Furchert Recounts Fall of Berlin Wall

Even though 25 years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of East Berlin’s communist regime, Michael Furchert’s memories remain clear.

In a speech Sunday morning to the congregation at St. John’s Free Lutheran Church in Duluth, Michael Furchert said those two and half decades have gone by quickly.

“To me, it still feels like yesterday, that the Berlin wall came down and I stepped over the rubble of that wall into freedom,” he said.

On that historic day in 1989, Furchert was a 17-year-old living with his family in East Berlin. He remembered seeing the events unfolding on television news.

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