The end of the division (“Die Wende”)

 German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place on October 3, 1990

So today, the 3rd of October 2018, Germans celebrate the Wiedervereinigung. It is a public holiday in Germany.


“. . . . Berliners from both sides of the city celebrated at the wall as well as on both sides of the border after 28 years of separation. . . .” This took place from 9 November 1989 on!

In the “Deutsche Welle”  was today an interview with Alexandra Hildebrandt who is the director of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin:


This is what I found in Google about Hildebrandt’s pregnancies:


“Friday, October 20, 2017

Berlin – At the age of 58, the museum director of the Berlin Wall Museum, Alexandra Hildebrandt, is expecting her seventh child.

As she confirms to the “Bild”, she looks forward to the seventh child as well as everyone else.

Fifth child in five years

At the calculated date of birth – in January or February – the museum director will be 59 years old. For her, it is already the fifth child within five years. In 2013 she got twins, a daughter in 2014, a small son at the beginning of last year. In addition, Hildebrand has two grown children.

According to the head of the museum, the pregnancy came about in a natural way with her partner, the management consultant Daniel Dormann. Artificial insemination did not need it.

It’s in the family

As she goes on to say, there is a late happiness in the family. Already her grandmother had her last child at the age of 60 years.

For the 58-year-old is the re-pregnancy quite associated with problems. For two months she suffers from chronic bronchitis.”

And here another link:


The above link shows a bit more about Hildebrandt’s marriage to Daniel Dormann.

4 thoughts on “Diary

    1. My daughter Caroline is going to be 40 years in December this year. I have just turned 84. My daughter Monika is turning 60 just 4 days before Caroline turns 40! Caroline was my fourth and last child. Monika has five children and so far three grandchildren. Son Martin is 58 and a half and has three children and so far two grandchildren. Daughter Gabriele would be 61 now, but died six years ago.

      1. It sounds like you have a wonderful family! 🙂
        And I love the names you chose for your children.
        My parents named me after a nun, who was a friend to them, Sister “Carolyn”. But my mom always called me “Caroline.” 🙂

  1. Carolyn, when I had another child at age 44 I thought this was pretty unusual. But imagine how extraordinary these late pregnancies are that Alexandra Hildebrandt had!! I think I read to have a child after you turn 50 is a one in 10000 chance. But this woman had had with her second husband five children within five years when she was already in her fifties. It is quite unimaginable, isn’t it?Alexandra says her husband, Daniel Dormann, helps a lot with the children. They also have home help and there is Kita, a child care centre. She always finds time to read stories to the children. She says they have more books than furniture. It was the same when she was growing up as a child in Kiev. 🙂

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