Stories / Geschichte

An Irish woman's smile brings a pause in the Cold War on the night that men first walked on the moon.

[Selected by Lee McCaslin for "Secrets of the Cold War"]

As American as apple pie, the holiday took on a new aspect when clerks, cooks, interpreters and mechanics were rounded up to fill out a force stretched thin by the Vietnam War.

A 1976 brochure tells soldiers that they will enjoy serving in Berlin, but also warns of the strict requirements imposed on Berlin Brigade.

Excerpts from a 1993 paper on the links between extreme Western energy demand and terrorism, trace the evolution from late 60's Berlin to today's concerns. This story never seems to go out of date.

Announcement of plans for closing the 147-year old coffee house on the Ku'damm brings back memories of sidewalk cafe life in 1969.

Have you ever noticed how people react to the way that you dress? In Germany, as anywhere, there were some people who jumped to surprising conclusions, based on first impressions.

Darueber... Aubrey Pankey's life on the other side. Did you ever wonder how some Americans came to live on the "other side" of the Wall? Here is the journey of an American who died alone just a short distance away from where I lived, but far removed from his countrymen. The story of Aubrey Pankey, expatriate baritone.

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Berlin is famous for the good music that it has enjoyed in bad times. Here is a story of another American musician, gifted concert pianist Barbara Nissman, on her Berlin debut on a cold winter night in 1970.

 Midpoint of the Cold War

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