Cold War Conversations History Podcast / Alastair - Witnessing the Wende (91)

Listen on

Episode notes

Alastair took up a teaching post in Halle, East Germany in August 1989 and continued to work in Halle for the next 9 years, seeing the unraveling of the GDR first hand. 

Now if you like the podcast you can help to support us for the price of a couple of coffees a month. You’ll be helping to cover the show’s increasing costs and keep us on the air, plus you get the sought after CWC coaster too.

Just go to

So back to today’s episode – Alastair arrived just in time to see the early protests and the opening of the border with West Germany. He recounts the Wende with some great stories detailing the impact of the Wende and the effects of reunification.

We welcome Alastair to our Cold War conversation…


If you like what you are hearing sign up to our email list at

We have further photos and information on this episode in our show notes  which will show as a link in your podcast app here.

Support the show (