The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)

"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"

(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)

Human Rights Introduction

September 30, 1989

GDR’s days are numbered as they grant exit visas

After the Monday Demonstration, support quickly rises among East Germans to break free from communist rule; Prague makes an announcement, which aids the anti-communist sentiment. On this day, the West German embassy in Prague announces that they would allow East Germans to emigrate to the West. Up to that point, many East Germans had been living in makeshift camps and communities in Prague.