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15th Anniversary of German Reunification Day

On Monday, October 3, 2005, the National Archives celebrated the 15th Anniversary of German Reunification with a special event highlighting the importance of U.S.-German relations. On this day 15 years ago, East and West Germany were officially reunited—less than a year after the symbol of the Cold War—the Berlin Wall—fell on November 9, 1989.

  • Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Nicholas Burns, German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate Kurt Beck, and Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein gave remarks.   View the Photos
  • An exhibit highlighting three distinct periods in U.S.-German relations was also featured.   View the Exhibit

Event Photos

Archivist Allen Weinstein presents a facsimile of Presidential Proclamation 6194.
Archivist Allen Weinstein presents a facsimile of Presidential Proclamation 6194, which celebrates German-American Day and German Reunification.

Proclamation 6194 was signed by President George Bush on October 3, 1990, in a Rose Garden ceremony.
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Pictured from left to right: German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate Kurt Beck, Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein, Director of Nixon Presidential Materials Staff Michael Woywod


Attendees view the exhibit showcasing U.S. Presidents visits to the Berlin Wall.
Attendees view the exhibit showcasing U.S. Presidents' visits to the Berlin Wall. The exhibit included speech notes, documents, and photos from the Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush Presidential Libraries.  [See Also:  German Reunification Day Exhibit]


Pictured from left to right: Minister of the Interior for Rhineland-Palatinate Karl Peter Bruch, German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate Kurt Beck, Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein.


German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger gives remarks. German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger gives remarks.

Attendees view the exhibit. Attendees view the exhibit.
Pictured from left to right: Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate Kurt Beck, Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein.

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