Germany's political elite arrives for reunification celebrations

Oct 06, 2015 Germany’s political elite recently converged in Frankfurt to commemorate the country’s 25th anniversary since the reunification of East and West Germany. The commemoration was attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Joachim Gauck and the president of the German parliament, Norbert Lammert.

The political elite began the one day celebration by posing for a family portrait outside the St. Paul’s Church, seat of the first German parliament.

According to the city of Frankfurt, St. Paul’s Church was completely destroyed in 1944. However it was reconstructed after the war and has since served exclusively as a place to commemorate the beginning of German democracy.

Followed the signing of the “Two plus Four Treaty” on August 30, 1990, East and West Germany united on October 3, 1990.

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