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Peewee's big adventure

When my wife, daughter, and I arrived in Bonn, Germany, in August 1989, the country was divided into two nations, one democratic and capitalist, the other autocratic and socialist. 570 more words

Training

Graffiti in Leipzig

The reason I wanted to visit Leipzig was to see “graffiti and empty buildings”. I got told I’d best take a tram to an outskirt on the west side of the city and walk along a certain road to find what I was looking for, and so I did. 226 more words

Travel

Leipzig - city center

After leaving the beautiful city of Prague, I arrived in Leipzig around midday. I have wanted to go to Leipzig for about two years now, because I’d never been to the East of Germany and because I heard cool stories about abandoned buildings and graffiti. 288 more words

Travel

On Deutschland 83, a Cold War TV show that's anything but a copy of The Americans

Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire just ended their massive 5+ season runs. The Americans is currently on hiatus, and I haven’t begun shows like Outlander… 881 more words

Film

Walter Ulbricht – a brief biography

Most leaders possess a strength of character, charisma even, for which they are either admired or disliked, loved or loathed, but always acknowledged. Walter Ulbricht, East Germany’s head of state from 1950 to 1973, was an unusually dull man, devoid of personality, devoted to the socialist cause, but with no empathy for the working masses, the very people he was supposedly fighting for. 977 more words

Cold War