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Berlin Wall’s Collapse Signified Downfall of Iron Curtain

Historian Peter Hayes says the events of November 9, 1989 were life-changing for Germans.

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November 11, 2009 | by Brendan Cosgrove

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EVANSTON, Ill. --- Celebrations continue in Eastern Europe commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. Peter Hayes, professor of history at Northwestern University, discusses the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 and its impact on Eastern Europe.