We are going through emotional and historic events…We have drawn a line under World War II and we have started keeping the time of a new age.

-Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze

Twenty-seven years ago today, German occupation rights were relinquished, allowing East and West Germany to slowly reunite. Though the WWII Allies gave up overseeing Germany years prior, this day was the formal declaration to relinquish the remaining rights.

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