Hope Harrison

Hope M. Harrison is an Associate Professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and a Senior Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project and History and Public Policy Program. She is the author of "Driving the Soviets up the Wall: Soviet–East German Relations, 1953-1961" (Princeton University Press, 2003) and the forthcoming "After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present" (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

From Shame to Pride: The Fall of the Berlin Wall Through German Eyes

Celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall is a way of not only remembering, but also overcoming Germany’s difficult history. Twenty-five years ago, on November 9, 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall was celebrated around the world. A happier ending couldn’t have been produced in Hollywood. Without a shot being fired, democracy and freedom triumphed over communism at the spot where a... Continue Reading

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