On October 3, Germany celebrated German Unity Day (“Tag der Deutschen Einheit”) – a national holiday that commemorates the reunification of East and West Germany 32 years ago. The path to unification began with the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly a year prior, as well as months of political negotiations leading up to October 3, 1990.
Each year, the German Embassy celebrates this historic anniversary with a reception for many of our American friends in Washington. “Because without the strong support of the United States, German unity would not have been achieved,” German Ambassador Emily Haber said.
This year, the Ambassador recognized that we are celebrating at a difficult moment – after Russia launched a war of aggression against Ukraine. But it is a moment that also highlights our close, intense and trusting cooperation with the US.
“Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine marks the beginning of a new era,” the Ambassador said. “In this new era, one thing that remains as important as before is the shared values and the strong partnership between the United States of America and Germany, between the United States of America and Europe. So as we celebrate reunification, we also celebrate the history and the future of this partnership.”
The "Germany for Americans" Team