German Unity Day History
German Unity Day commemorates the reunification of Germany in 1990. Following Germany's defeat in World War II, the nation was split into zones controlled by the Allied winners. Once this arrangement failed a few years, the zones became Western and Soviet (Eastern). Once economic reform and prosperity arrived in the Western side, the Eastern side constructed the Berlin Wall to further separate the lands.
German Unity Day is celebrated annually 3 October. Prior to 1990, Unity Day was celebrated on 17 June, a day which marked the national holiday for West Germany.
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German Unity Day References and Related Siteswww.experience-germany.com: German Holidays www.coldwar.org: Separation of Berlin www.nationalcoldwarexhibition.org: Berlin Wall Facts www.johndclare.net: Berlin Blockade