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30 years ago today, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin wall fell. What can America learn from Berlin’s struggle to face Its violent past?

Princess Elisabeth Anna of Prussia,

Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg.

Waltraut” dressing table set made by Walther & Sohne, 1930s.

“Pomp Charivari”, or a decorative hunter’s chain made with silver charms, coins, deer antlers, eagle’s claw, and other animal horns and teeth, southern Germany, late 19th – early 20th century.

Vase designed by Julius Dietz for the Poschinger Glassworks, Buchenau, Germany, and exhibited at Paris’ Exposition Universelle in 1900.


This ring armor was taken by the Devon Yeomanry Battalion from the hut of the Khalifa, Abdallahi Ibn Muhammad, who replaced the Sudanese Mahdi and lead the Mahdists warriors against the British army in the battle of Omdurman, Sept. 1898. The ring armor is made of steel rings sewn with leather strips on a leather and heavy fabric back. 13 X 18 inches. Very good condition. Some of the leather strips are torn. Few rings missing and two rings loose. This armor was displayed in the Devon Yeomanry Museum.


German rapier with blue turquoise glass hilt, circa 1600.

from The Kunsthistorisches Museum

Carved walnut snuff box from Klausdorf, Germany, 1891.

Colorist colored pencils made by the H. C. Kurz Co. in Germany, late 1950s.