About the Datasprint An elderly woman, standing at Berlin Wall, in west sector, with hands raised, after waiting three hours to see her East Berlin friends and relatives (1961).

Datasprint 2019. 8 and 9 November 2019

Fall of the Wall 1989

Datasprint 2019 will deal with the end of the Cold War, more precisely with the turbulent, historic event of the fall of the Berlin Wall on the 8 and 9 November 1989, and the men and women who took part in the upheavals that contributed to ending the Cold War.

The Datasprint will be held on the anniversary of the fall of the wall, the 8 and 9 November 2019.

Task 2: Fall of the Wall

Berlin Schabowski at press conference
In the late 1980’ies public uprisings and political change took place several places across Eastern Europe – especially in Poland and Czechoslovakia. Combined with open borders between East…