30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall Yokohama company saved part of the release November 8, 18:08
Nine days, 30 years have passed since the Berlin Wall in Germany, the symbol of the East-West Cold War, collapsed. A company in Yokohama City is open to the public as a part of the wall at that time is preserved and it is a chance to think about peace and freedom.
The construction of the Berlin Wall began in the Cold War era, and the center of Berlin was divided into east and west for 28 years. It has been 30 years in 9 days since it collapsed in 1989.
A part of this wall was purchased by a German corporation in Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama, Japan, and opened on the site for 14 years to pray for peace and freedom.
The wall is about 3.6 meters high and about 1.2 meters wide, with colorful paintings on the west wall, leaving traces that appear to have been destroyed by a hammer, while the east wall is nothing. It is not concrete and remains inorganic concrete.
The company is open to the public so that visitors can freely see the walls. There are always people who come to take pictures around the weekend. In addition, through the history that the walls collapsed by inviting elementary school students during the summer vacation. It conveys the importance of peace and freedom.
Miho Ida, spokesperson for the German company Tuff Rheinland Japan, says, “It ’s a difficult time, but it ’s a difficult time, but it ’s peaceful compared to the tough times until the wall collapses. I would be happy if you could feel that importance through the wall. "
The staff in Germany at the time of the wall collapse
Frank Pillar (56), who works for a German company in Yokohama, where the Berlin Wall is open, worked as an engineer in East Berlin, where he was born and raised 30 years ago.
At that time, there were few things in the store and I couldn't travel freely to other countries, so I had a longing for the western world that I know through TV and radio.
Pillar said that he got a job working in Japan the year after the collapse of the wall. “The collapse of the wall has changed my life completely and I have come to Japan with new possibilities. If it didn't collapse, it would have been a more boring life than it is now. "
At the time, Rie Yamamoto (56), who worked for this company, was studying in East Germany, a person from East Germany who had hopes for a free and affluent society when he visited West Berlin a few days after the wall collapsed. It is said that we remember the figure of us clearly.
Mr. Yamamoto said, “The wall artificially divided people from one another, and it was just horrible and eerie before the wall opened, but it was a real pleasure to have lost the wall.” I was looking back at the time.