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Deutschland 89

2021-02-06 16:47:41.239281+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

I was born in Frankfurt am Main, because my father was serving in US Military Intelligence. There's a story about how my mom and grandfather and I went to Berlin, but my Dad couldn't go because he was known to the East Germans. And when The Wall came down, my Dad watched on TV, tears on his face.

The utter paranoia fostered on both sides for the sake of building internal nationalism was pretty amazing, going down to the Marin Headlands and visiting the Nike Missile installation, and listening to the docents reminisce about being late teens or twenty-somethings being on duty and believing that it was actually a possibility that there'd be a Soviet invasion.

My parents had enough Eastern European friends when I was growing up that I'm not sure I want to revisit these stories, but occasionally it's good to be reminded. So The Guardian talking about a new TV series... I at least found it worth a read: Deutschland 89: 'We filmed it in the Stasi's old HQ – it's a horror museum'

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