The George Bush Library and Museum was gifted a photograph on Monday, recognizing the former president’s role during the re-unification process of Germany. Ambassador Emily Haber, who presented the gift on behalf of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, says the idea came after the passing of the former president.
“It was then that she decided the wanted to donate a gift to the library and museum, in order to tell people how important this president was for my country,” Haber said.
Haber says the photograph of Bush 41, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl was taken on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
“They stand before three segments of the wall. it is a very impressive picture because they are placed into a large, empty space. Even the segments of the wall seem small,” Haber said. “It is a picture that signifies the relevance of history.”
There are five prints of the photograph and one of them is in Chancellor Merkel’s office.