Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for October 3rd:
Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between President Bush and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of Germany, October 3, 1990


Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between President Bush and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of Germany, October 3, 1990.; George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; National Archives and Records Administration.

On October 3, 1990, East and West Germany were reunified, one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This memo transcibes the brief conversation which occured between President George Bush and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, describing the reunification celebration.On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan gave this historic speech at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in which he implored Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev: "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."
German Reunification Day Exhibit...

This transcript and other gripping eyewitness acounts from U.S. History are part of the Eyewitness exhibit--travelling to museums nationwide through 2008.

Read more about the Reunification of Germany in Eyewitness...

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Yesterday's document: October 2nd
Robert E. Lee's Amnesty Oath

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Pigeon Message from the "Lost Battalion"

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