9 November: The Day of Fate

If I were to ask you what’s significant about the date 9 November 1989, you’d probably correctly retort that it’s the day the Berlin Wall came down. But 9 November is an important date in Germany for historic events other than that symbolic day of reunification. Commonly known as ‘The Day of Fate’ (or in German, “Schicksalstag”) it’s a day that marks several defining events in Germany that has undoubtedly influenced its trajectory. We wanted to highlight these events with curated Lightboxes so that you can tell the story too.   1848: The execution of Robert Blum (and the failure of the March Revolution) Robert… Read more

If I were to ask you what’s significant about the date 9 November 1989, you’d probably correctly retort that it’s the day the Berlin Wall came down. But 9 November is an important date in Germany for historic events other than that symbolic day of reunification. Commonly known as ‘The Day of Fate’ (or in German, “Schicksalstag”) it’s a day that marks several defining events in Germany that has undoubtedly influenced its trajectory. We wanted… Read more