Online Original: Horst Kohler/Germany: Going Back Is ImpossibleDavid Fairlamb
Horst Köhler was a fast-rising official at the Federal Finance Ministry in Bonn when the Berlin Wall was torn down. He remembers "the euphoria, the relief, and the happiness" of the occasion. "You only witness such an amazing event once in your lifetime, and then only if you're lucky," he says.
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