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Martin Graefe, now program director for Concordia Language Villages, displays chips he hammered off the Berlin Wall about six weeks after the border opened Nov. 9, 1989. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Berlin Wall: Bemidji man recalls historic period

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On Monday, Berliners celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall dividing the Communist-held east side of the city and the west.


Martin Graefe, who grew up near Tübingen in southern Germany and graduated from high school in Grand Forks, N.D., was in his native country at the historic moment.

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