Stories/Geschichte - page 3

"I am 24 years old, and I have dreamed of this all my life!" A young East German walked through the Berlin Wall's open gate and across our living room television screen in 1989, answering questions posed for an American and a British soldier in 1970.

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How did West Berlin communicate with the outside world? In addition to aviation and railway mail, radio played a critical role. A role that East German monitors wanted to know more -- much more -- about.

For the past century, this Zehlendorf villa housed the known and the unknown of Central European history -- and some who did not want to be known.

"Und trãnen sind all ihr Gewinnen" says the lyrics in Beethoven's wistful Op. 98, An die ferne Geliebte.

Stories highlighted in yellow were formerly in the discontinued "Rails to Berlin" site or are stories of post-1970's Berlin.



A haven or new hazards? American and British citizens choosing exile face new problems. This July 2013 article looks at what Edward Snowden was to face.


 Midpoint of the Cold War

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