Pan-European Picnic: The First Bricks Knocked Out of the Wall

Exactly thirty years ago, on August 19, 1989, celebrating the bonds between Austria and Hungary, the Pan-European Picnic was organized on the Austrian-Hungarian border, near the town of Sopron. After a symbolic and temporal opening of the border crossing, several hundred of the communist GDR citizens and numerous refugees tried to flee to West Germany … Continue reading Pan-European Picnic: The First Bricks Knocked Out of the Wall