East German refugees at the embassy 1989
1989 wurde das Lobkowicz Palace German to a place – and European – story, as for thousands of citizens of the former DDR after weeks of waiting for the embassy grounds to emigrate to the Federal Republic of Germany was possible. At times, talked to 4000 Refugees on the embassy grounds on.
After lengthy negotiations, the then Foreign Minister could Hans-Dietrich Genscher PM 30. September 1989 the persevering in the garden of the Palais Lobkowicz people proclaim, that their departure in the Federal Republic of Germany became possible.
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In late summer 1989 choose more and more GDR citizens the West German embassy in Prague as a way to freedom. The police of still-socialist Czechoslovakia looks away. The garden of the embassy is to the asylum for thousands. Foreign Minister Genscher meets his East German colleague Fischer. Still want East-Berlin, that the refugees return once, but far from the GDR is no longer in control of development.
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jubilee year 2014: 25 Years since the fall 1989
2014 celebrated the German Embassy in Prague the 25th anniversary of the departure of GDR refugees through the embassy in the Federal Republic of. The ceremony took u.a. Federal Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former Federal Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Rudolf Seiters and 150 former refugees and many guests participate. A tour by Trabbis and other historical vehicles on 29. September symbolized the journey of many thousands of East Germans over the Prague embassy to freedom.