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"east berlin" Discussed on WJR 760
"Thursday morning to you. Some call it Friday's Eve in his Thursday, August 13th the 226 day of 2020. There are 140 days left in the year. Make each and every day count each day is a gift. Well, Dick. It was shortly after midnight on this day. In 1961. East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet controlled East Berlin. And the Democratic western section of the city after World War two. Defeated Germany was divided into Soviet American British And French zones. And the fact of the matter is the wall went up. And I was not aware of that anniversary and today is the actual anniversary August 13th 1961 that East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin's eastern and western sectors. Before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years, almost 30 years. When we saw another experience in our lives history in the making. When they tore down that wall. Yeah, I think it was the following year 62. I might be wrong. 62 I think is one President Kennedy went to Berlin went to West Berlin and told them I am a Berliner. And then 20 some years later. President Reagan told him tear down this wall and it got torn down by the people. The people tore it down. They sure did. They did indeed. On DH That was meaningful Att time. I'm not sure. How are they doing now? Is everything normalize the people? Everything is things they're doing very well. Germany is thie economic. Engine of Europe. German. The Germans are very strong and they are and they are anti Russian. They are anti Soviet. They are our Strong allies. We when they put up that wall, which took a while, but they cut off. The Egress. On this day in 1961 million's did leave that could leave because life got pretty tough, pretty bad under the Soviet Union. So people got the heck outta Dodge is quickly as that's why the wall went up to keep the East German Berliners in East Germany. Funny how Ah, we have somebody protest about how bad America is how bad the West is. But they keep coming here. They don't go the other way. No, and because of what we do we happen to talk to people. Who are new to this country or who were not born here, but were anxious to come here and thrilled to be Americans. They're the ones that should be on television commercials now talking about how great America is because so many Americans, not our listeners, but so many other Americans. Don't see America as great or have for gotten how great it is or have forgotten that the greatness of America allows them to do their protests, but nothing allows them to Burn and loot and raid and hurt and shoot and whatever else they're doing. Even though the Mainstream institutional media looks the other way. We We don't look the other way. You cannot help but see it. And understand how bad it is, but put those people who came here. And then became legalized American citizens. They're the biggest fighters. For what America is and should be to everyone. I really believe if you haven't had a chance to speak to somebody from another country. To be reminded of as to how great this country is. And as you put a dick people are still dying to get into America. And that's not true anywhere else in the world it how bad can we be? That this is the only place where people Literally died to get in. Because of the opportunity. And the lifestyle they'll be ableto have Kind of ridiculous to have to remind people of that. You know, we have We have freedom of movement. And so many of the Americans who complained about our country. They're voting with their feet. Paul W. They're not leaving either. Yeah, You're right. There. You're absolutely right with all the threats when, depending on who gets elected here or there, Whatever. We've heard big shots and big mouths. Oftentimes celebrities explain how they won't be able to stay in America if someone so was elected. I don't know of any of them that left. No, they seem to stay well. Will Rogers right? He said it best Will Rogers, the early 20th century humorist and commentator. Who said our system Is the worst in the world, except for all the others. Well put. Thank you. Richard. Mr. Hefner are W. J. R a news director And at 7 11 Mr Business, beat W. J. R's business beat with Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of Start up Nation. Spotlighting the entrepreneurial tech and startup community and W. J R, which due to a cove, it seems to be shifting a bit. Good morning, Jeff. Good morning, Paul. We know all too well that this pandemic has wreaked havoc on businesses and business sectors. But it's also shifting success to emerging sectors like video conferencing instead of traveling to take meetings on how about buying online through e commerce sites instead of shopping and brick and mortar retail stores, and the list goes on now. 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"east berlin" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"They can't or won't play if I hear one more politician talk about or say something to the effect all we know it's tough out there you know why it's tough out there because you've done it to them you have to stop the violence that did you did it I think remote you know yeah I'm it's funny number to get welcome to the world I think this month this month will shape up to be a clash between renters and landlords twenty percent unemployment pretty soon will be twenty five or thirty percent unemployment Mr leave millions of tenants simply unable to pay the rent or pay the mortgage you know some organizers of rent strikes who would've ever thought in this country we would have organizing for rent strikes I mean it sounds like something from East Berlin this sounds like something from the USSR but nope they're gonna be rent strikes trying to convince those who have the means to pay not to pay you know what well while I am anything but a Marxist I kind of understand it's like I I watched look just a tiny bit of tonight I watched ABC evening news I thought I give David Muir chance simply are topping the ratings they have some fantastic footage of the beaches in California of people protesting and my first thought was there are more of us than there are of them and if everybody if everybody just went back to work when interest rates when into shops there aren't enough cops anywhere to stop us maybe that's what we should do the fund about trafficking step.
"east berlin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The windows soon as everything is ready I woke up the next morning was it horrible pain in my yes and even fiction for the flight she thinks I took some pain killers and then I suddenly remembered as well as the escape date it was my best she spent the morning going over the street names in the signals and then in the afternoon she gets ready I put in a handbag the money she makes up to give her lots of cash in both east and west currency just in case this does he find out about the tunnel and she needs to escape out of East Berlin and then I would go to the station to get some training it just reached you see all this in the NBC footage remember when the NBC cameramen is now filming you see and she's wearing a dress and high heels head scarf and sunglasses she looks like a sixties movie stuff you see a check to watch it's meeting and she turns towards the station and distance the embassy communist falling just behind and the next is sitting on the train looking up to the window and then just before the border the cameramen get so you don't see any more of that and from that day by the time of the day because of having a final meeting it's going badly the having an argument all about the embassy for remove the only yeah we came in a few of us know about it so when the other two guys arrive that day and find a whole film crew that with cameras and lights that live it if an American TV network knows about the tunnel who else knows some of them even thrust into account please say the risks are just too big they stand around on hearing into the persuaded to set the fees aside and help finish the job the come in house a volunteer to do the most dangerous but it breaks through into the east the last time they did this they crawled straight into a study trap so they know how real the risk so so again they take weapons down into the tunnel pistols into machine guns the not planning on being called to life road all the way to the end of the tunnel if you could stand up at the other end because the ceiling sloped right up towards the center of the apartment I stood up and also climbed.
Top things to do in Berlin
"I. I'd like to welcome the show. Audrey Scott and Daniel knoll from an cornered market DOT COM or at welcome back to the show I should say and we brought Audrey and and Daniel back to talk about Berlin Germany Audrey and Daniel Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having us back and I say welcome back to the show but I. I don't know if I could come up with all the Times you've been the show. We certainly done wonderful episodes together on prog and Bangladesh are the two that really stand out for me. I think there may maybe some other ones and there certainly some this. We can travels in there also but I put a list of all the shows they have been on in the show notes so we don't have to waste time with that but we have not covered Berlin Lynn Germany in quite a long time. I was really surprised how long it had been more than a decade since we've talked about a rather rapidly changing city Berlin has changed a lot lot since we covered it the first time in the show for sure and you guys happened to live there now. Yeah we've actually called Berlin are home now for about seven years. It's hard to believe Aleve and even within that time it's changed quite a lot so if we go back over a decade yeah. There's been a lot of changes well so this seemed like a really good excuse to have two of my favorite guests back on the show. Why should someone think about going to Berlin? Well it it certainly seems to be enjoying an another up surgeon ovulating. Correct me if I'm wrong on the statistics. I think it's the third most popular destination in Europe. And it's interesting because Berlin on the surface is is not a traditional European destination meaning. It doesn't have preserved old town like Prague Nick or even like many of the other incredible credible cities in Europe but when it has a has its dynamism feel to it and creativity and energy and so people don't really come to Berlin to see Z.. Beautiful old buildings there are still a few that remain. There's obviously really interesting history here but it's more for its creative field for its neighborhoods spor. There's also has a really big party scene for those who like clubbing. It's more about the feel of the place will. Then I think the other two most popular cities than would would be London and Paris. I believe you're talking about and compared to the two of them it's also had a reputation for being less expensive low. I don't know if that's still true. I think Jewish rush to a great degree. It is having just visited London. I think we can. We can vouch for that London. Right still a great city but yeah so yes certainly your dollar euro or whatever you can be carrying goes a little bit further and I think it's just a different city. Virginia from what Adriana said before I think when people come away their struck with the difficulty to articulate why Berlin sticks with them in a way that it does in the word they often use five. I love the divider that city. Such an interesting vibe that the atmosphere and I think a lot of s to do with the fact that religion is in a constant state of Flux Fox and perhaps in a constant state of Renaissance reimagining itself will in you mention concentrate of luck so the first time I was in Berlin. We've talked about this on. The show was a year after the wall fell and the the heart of the city. The center of the activity was Kurfurstendamm. Turn down on the western side and you could still see the bullet holes in the walls on. What was East Germany? You could hardly find any trace of the wall but you wouldn't meet. You didn't need it to tell what had been East. Germany was still fairly drab on that side of in a lot of the buildings and things I think the the last time I was back in a completely flipped the vibrant activity was where it traditionally was in the eastern part of the city buttered standard that continues continues to change since I have been there. Yeah I mean. The city is constantly changing in Berlin is a very neighborhood focused city so the neighborhoods are always experience in different levels of renaissance also in their hip when they're not hit but for especially after the wall fell East Berlin. What was formerly east? Berlin was the hub hub for heart for artists and the mayor actually was rather smart. He said we have all these really big industrial buildings. We have all this space and actually opened up four artists for basically like squatter communities and art studios and stuff and so that attracted a lot of artists in creative types to the city in. So you still feel let today but some of the traditional areas where that was like Mitte has now become a bit too expensive a little bit too gentrified now. Those artists communities are going a little bit more. Let's say towards the edges where there still is available space will emit a would be middle so literally the middle of the city. Yeah it's the middle of the city but it was the heart of former East Berlin and all the neighborhoods have changed quite a bit like we live in Nikon in the south and our neighborhood. We talked to Berliners who grew up appear in their thirties forties. Saying when I was young you never went there. That was considered a bad place to go. Someone joked it was like the Harlem like in the bad days but but now it's a vibrant community. We've got museums and galleries. But also it's still has this connection to its roots. which is a worker community as as well as an immigrant community? So it's this interesting dynamic between a little bit of gentrification which is a big issue in Berlin right now but it still has its soul in terms of the working man every day. Many hood is well excellent. Well let's start to put some structure on. That's what kind of itinerary would you recommend for someone who's coming to Berlin especially for the first time time. Okay well that really depends on the number of day. Well let's target. Let's talk about a week for Berlin and day trips from Berlin. I think the first piece of advice that we might give to. Someone has to understand that Berlin. Is I believe approximately three hundred sixty miles square miles in terms of landmass. So you're not gonna be able to cover the entire city so I think the trick is to figure out what are the core elements that you'd like to see in Berlin East and west and then maybe to identify a a couple of non-core that are out there in some of the neighborhoods so in terms of some of the usual suspects in. You're looking at things like checkpoint Charlie in the Checkpoint Charlie Museum which definitely definitely a although it is touristy at something that we often recommend to people particularly on those days that are not good weather days at the museum. Actual checkpoint appoint Charlotte's it's rather touristy and people are posing for photos but the museum is actually it's a private initiative and it has all sorts of stories and photos of life rush when the wall was up as well as stories of escape. And it's quite well done. Well let's dig into that a little more so checkpoint Charlie one of the famous checkpoints between East in West Berlin. There's the little guardhouse there which is a reconstruction because they tore down the guardhouse ray quickly after they down the wall and then realized Oh hey we we have this wonderful memorable spot so they. They built it back up again but the checkpoint Charlie Museum was there during the time of the wall all and it started as a private collection of memorabilia about escapes predominantly from Berlin and. I think it's a fascinating museum Ziam. Although I would have to say the last time I was there. It had a feel of grandma's attic in terms of organization. I don't know if that has changed. Excel Excel J. One of the most amazing wonderful collections. So hazardously arranged but you can see where someone took a surfboard. Gordon holiday it out so they could put people inside or cars with secret. Compartments were people who made balloons to fly over the wall. It's a fascinating collection especially in terms of Cold War. History doesn't Nice job of addressing cold order history from the stamp on Berlin that it also digs into some of the Cold War history elsewhere so with over revolution in Prague so the rising Hungary so it provides a broader context. Not just what happened here in Berlin which I think is really really
"east berlin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Off to find out more because I had a feeling that music really massive ever since I lived in Berlin back in the nineteen eighties and commuted daily by choose from one part of the west to another underneath East Berlin yeah this is the place Peronist also recognize the name now this is where I used to begin my journey to work in nineteen eighty Cold War Berlin divided between the capitalist west of the communist east and I would start my journey to work from here five AM every morning on the on the grounds but it was a really unusual journey well the communists might have done a deal to keep the trains running but they would determine that base all the sales all right now is bring back memories of how we go through so called ghost stations to stations on the responding lines will be determined at the sounding board across all platforms on my some machine guns determined to stop anyone getting on or off quite a spooky experience try to take your mind okay I used to like to listen to your music put on the headphones trying to think of something else but I found myself wondering some forms what was life really like that as a bargaining from the east they listen to more music for example these days on get often but in wherever I like the Berlin Wall was long gone but the story still emerging what life was like in East Germany music the kind of music I used to listen to on the train really mattered minister nationality secret police trying to control it but only off to discover.
The East German punks who helped bring down the Berlin Wall
"Berlin Wall. Couldn't keep all Western culture out. And it couldn't keep old East berliners down inspired by the music born over the wall by radio radio stations in West Berlin. A spirited and resourceful punk rock scene flourished in the city's east to more author of burning down the House that's H. Cia. US punk rock revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall joins me to countdown his East German punk rock top five tim first of all before we stopped. Stop playing the songs. How did punk rock find? Its Way to East Germany. You could pick up western radio almost the entire country of Germany and so everybody talks about the first time they heard the pistols usually on KNBR forces radio or BBC and that was just a moment that changed people's lives. It was so different from anything that ever heard. NFL Ika switches me sore inside them. How soon did it take root the first hearings that people had of the sex pistols? So I'm guessing this is seventy six seventy seven. How quickly did jump the fence? The first punk in East Berlin was a fifteen year old. A girl who went by the name major and that was September nineteen seventy seven and within less than a year. She already had thirty five opened on her and she was labeled enemy of the state and in her case case. That led to constant attainments interrogation and despite that a senior rounder. They wait until she turned eighteen and they arrested or tried her put in jail offer year and Stacey prison and that she slept with what's called the Berlin fabled meaning that when she got out of prison they took her mmediately to a textile facility in the middle of nowhere and she was expected to work there for the next next five years. And be sort of politically rehabilitated. And would not see your family or friends. She ran away almost immediately. Back to East Berlin was rearrested put back and Stacey prison for eighteen months and then at the end of that term ex patriot. Meaning they to ship off the West Germany to Take care of problem. This first strike is called. MFS which is the determine initials for the Ministry for State Security which is the study by benkhaled nominal since from nineteen eighty to about four or five years after ground zero of companies Germany. You can kind of see how the Stasi on GonNa go for conquer. Well they also make a direct comparison between the dossier and Hitler's S S which did not overrule on an explicitly. Anti Fascist in the music was their tool that is just how they fought dictatorships of the music. Wasn't they weren't trying to be tickly. Artful I don't think it was all about the message. And whereas other activists groups had a more reformist approach let's change Environmental regulations are some of the legal system. The punks just said screw. The system was bringing down and that was a really powerful message especially for bringing you to their costs. One of the interesting things about normalises day ended ended up going to prison for almost two years for their lyrics in nineteen ninety-three and I think what happened to them. During that process shows why the scene became so important as far as being a significant it can force in the revolution. They constantly were offered to go to the West. When they're in jail the wooden really rather just go to the west and the member the kept saying no? We're GONNA stay here and fight because that was quite coleman wave dispensing with troublemakers. Wasn't yeah exactly but two punks mostly rejected that and they insisted that they can stay and fight. And I think that basically the big Goan in in a place like East Germany was what happens when you run afoul of the secret police. The Sasi and the punks did that experiment. And what they proved was in going through the jail terms going through the payments going through interogations the blacklisting from jobs in schools the conscription into army units specialising political reeducation and the fact that they came back and kept fighting. That was a game changing revelation. Because it showed that you could resist and survive and that's deal the resolve of a lot of the opposition minded people within the country in that in turn allowed the protest move out into the streets worker then snowball into the big mass protests that we know from eighty nine. Let's move along out to sean climate. At what point to divide join the revolution. They're very early. Bantu and there are unique because they come from a little farm town in the south of East Germany and end and yet they became if anything. It's not really a star type culture but there was closest star system. We're in the eastern or Pengzi. How big was it possible to get? I'm guessing terrifically it couldn't record you couldn't play except in churches and get on the radio so yeah it was very limited seen it first and everything had to be done very personally. So you couldn't do mail wasn't security consent flyers for shows. The phones weren't security. Couldn't call friends say you're doing a Gig so it all had to be done through what they call the whisper network person to person. We're doing a GIG. And he told that friend Ephron told another friend but by eighty three they were getting concerts in the thousands. And that's when the stuff you really crackdown but Shaun calm created in nineteen eighty-four after they had some the trouble with this dossier has resulted crackdown. They created the song called clue which means sort of like the tomboys the people that get beaten by the police and it has a line in there. We are the people. We are power and punks from Leipzig claim that that is the source of the chant. That became the sort of signature chant during the marches of eighty nine lexus. which was the people? The
The fall of the Berlin Wall
"So as years ago this Saturday a wall slicing through the heart of Berlin and separating the Soviet controlled east from the British American American and French secured West Foul after twenty eight years. The Iron Curtain had been breached. Thousands of East Germans came across the border. Today perhaps more than one hundred thousand so many that border police lost count and at every border crossing the thousands of West Germans there to say welcome off the second mode will the Potsdam agreement divided control and reconstruction of Germany between the victorious allies and with the British and Americans not willing to hand full control of the capital over to the Soviets the city was similarly a divided but with Berlin residing in the east the agreement men that a Western en clave was born and the west of the city became a potential escape route for eastern defectors east. Germany was losing its best and brightest and flows in charge. Something had to be. He done so in the early hours of the thirteenth of August nineteen sixty one barrier began to be enforced. This story has all the hallmarks of a political story. Still Alive and kicking today at its heart. The Berlin Wall was an immigration issue orbit one of keeping citizens in rather than out we used to be on together's then about twelve thousand years ago. We began to stopping together. As and at that point when static everything everything you have is precious to. You is also static. If you are feeling concerned that somebody else might covet your goods at that point you will defend them and building. Wolves will be part of that. And that's where the wool building started about twelve thousand years ago. It was no point until them. And before that and it has been throughout history whether it's the walls of troy the walls of Jericho Constantinople etc etc and most walls barriers and fences are physical manifestations stations of something much deeper which is the concept of us and then which was true in the time of the Great Wall of China one side barbarians the other side civilization and it's true now of trump's wall they are all these manifestations of division. That's the author author journalist Him Marshall who quite literally wrote the book on walls divided. Why we're living in an age of walls? Chronicles the thousands of miles of fences senses and barriers in our world and how they affect the political landscape too. So how did this particular wall come about the Berlin Wall and the subsequent fence which then fenced off East Germany from West Germany is actually probably a one off in the this will is actually a prison wall to keep people in so they count escape. What is most wolves That we don't want that law over. They're coming over the will to us so it is different in that respect as you get to the late. Nineteen fifty s Germany was divided into zones as one of the losers of the second world. War The problem was that the American can Marshall Plan was already kicking in and the western areas. We're doing much better economically. And so of course people in the Russian sectors sectors of East Berlin voting with their feet and in the years running up to when it was built a couple of million East Germans thought look the standard of life is much better over there and they started moving now. That is a direct challenge to the Russians to the Soviet Union and to the idea of communism because because if it is a physical manifestation is. That's working better for me I'm going that suggests something about your system. So they could not put up with his hemorrhaging. Both at an economical level. All of the workforce but probably more importantly for the Soviet Union and its populations. They can't put up with that because it's a challenge to their concept that our always life is the better way of life for everybody and people supported and so over night one night when the wall and the flow of people was cutoff immediately. I've been in both when the wall existed. But also he hears later and what struck me in the years. I've been since as I find it quite hard to imagine where wasn't people so this is where the war was. This river was a place where people use to try and swim across this dividing line. How complicated indicate it was it to divide a city when you think of our city London how you ever run a fence across the middle of it that would be effective? Well the Russians and East Germans had the advantage of not being directly answerable to their the peoples living there and there were the sectors as you know there was the French control sector British American and there was the Russian control sector so as they had control over that sector and the Americans. The British couldn't say no you can't put at a brick on top of another brick there. They simply walled off their sector unless said they did he overnight. They brought huge concrete slabs in and other things things fencing and they did it overnight but it wasn't politically difficult insofar as the other occupying power bill and didn't have a say in it so obviously go with the contours of the sector. They occupied and that was East Berlin. I mean if it'd been southbound South Bill would now be that buzzword that we have in politics not East Berlin just geographically. That's how far they got the sector that they took for centuries raise walls have been built to keep out invading armies but this was the first wall in all recorded history to keep an entire country from fleeing fleeing into West Berlin is three and a half million before the war was erected if the gods were there guns unsuccessful in keeping people from fleeing that there's the barbed wire if they crossed that that was the wall they reached the top. There was the broken glass and with that a city was divided. Millions of Berlin citizens were now defined by their street address. Peter Miller what is a journalist in East Berlin and the author of nine thousand nine hundred nine Berlin Wall my part in his downfall. Peter told us how he ended up with quite peculiar assignment. I immediately joined Reuters news agency London after finishing university and they sent me straight away after working as a trainee. They sent me to Brussels when I came back to London later about six months and then they say well how up in so it's my job. It's okay I don't Germany level moral and they said well nothing much happens at least seventy days. I'd say a couple of minutes but anyway they put me in there because they'd has the office since easterly separated in nineteen forty nine and a want to give it up because no other non German news agency had enough us on eastern side. The rule. So I I've lived in Paris and lived in Brussels. I thought it was just too good enough for two minutes and slightly disconcerted. I went there and discovered the billion Elian accents and started to pick it up and at the same time had to world. The when I was about to bury I hugged together would be East Germany. which was shook but I ended up there and I found probably one of the exciting places I'd ever be and so there I found myself going through checkpoint quite chilly and finding of flats it Roy says head for study use it was quite doubting? Tell me what was life. Like for a a journalist working in eastbound at the time did you have a sense that you are being watched by the infamous stars e the secret police. It's there's two sides to that question. was that ever since the Russians have done these German Roy shooting in Nineteen fifty-six and he just really accepted it was nothing we could do. Getting cross the Woolworth always dangerous restatements. Who tried to many had been shots and really very so nothing happening city except funding the old dissident who is willing to speak out yes? He took that for granted. Then only after the wolf find became done. We discovered that they started the headed. Twenty nine microphones in the FLACCO. Black I live in which was expected to be a little bit. Quite that many life for foreign journalists in East Berlin was clearly a well. Mona set one for many many in these Ovo life did go on. They wanted to escape and they took risks with their lives and hopes of making it to the West. I am what was seen as freedom.
On This Day in History: The East German Balloon Escape
"Welcome to this day in history class where history waits for or no one today is September Sixteenth Twenty nineteen the day it was September Sixteenth nineteen seventy nine eight people escaped communist East Germany by floating over border fences to West Germany and a homemade hot air balloon. The German Federal Republic better known known as West Germany was created in nineteen forty nine when zones controlled by America Britain and France merged the Soviets then created East Germany also known as the German Democratic Republic from their zone of occupation though Berlin the former German capital well was situated within the Soviet zone. The city was divided into West Berlin and East Berlin East Germany built the Berlin Wall in nineteen sixty one to cut off the allied occupied West Berlin from East Berlin and surrounding East Germany. Many people attempted to escape East Germany see for West Germany motivated by troublesome political events in East Germany and better living conditions in West Germany but east Germany punished and demeaned and people who tried to flee the state the border was hundreds of miles long and made of metal fences with barbed wire watched by east German soldiers in watchtowers towers with searchlights sirens fleeing was punishable with fines and imprisonment and many people who tried to make it over the border were killed by landmines in cards still refugees attempted to flee using Abor Riecke tactics mechanic Peter. Sto Vic and his friend Rick Layer Guenter missile were eager to leave oppressive East Germany so they got the idea to escape with their families a hot air balloon after watching television show on the history of ballooning they studied how to make a balloon and realized that to carry eight passengers plus the weight of equipment and materials they would need beat a balloon that could hold ninety nine thousand cubic feet of air they bought rolls of material and bedsheets from shops around. East Germany and their wives stitch spend together to make the balloon the burner was made out of propane bottles and a stove pipe. The cast iron platform had posted on the corners for hand holes in rows anchors and the guardrail. What's a clothesline the whole time they were building the balloon. They were still going to work in their first. A few tests of their balloon were unsuccessful and they experimented with different materials to improve the balloons construction on the night of July third one thousand nine hundred ninety nine the cells family went to a meadow about twenty five miles from the border and attempted to make the trip to West Germany. The vessels cels had backed out afraid. The plan was too risky. Unfortunately the balloon dropped to the ground due to water vapor that added weight to the balloon in in the family did not make it across the border. They abandoned the balloon and wet back home fearing the East German authorities would be on their trails Thune soon. The Celtics decided to build a new larger balloon on September Sixteenth Nineteen seventy-nine. Both families went to the launch site. I took a twenty eight minute hot air balloon trip across the border into West Germany people who lived in Iowa the Bavarian town near where the hot air balloon landed offered the family's food money clothes housing and jobs the Celtics later moved to Switzerland then back to Germany after German Senate reunification in one thousand nine hundred ninety. The story of the balloon escape has been told in a book and movies. I'm eavesdrop coat and hopefully a you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday.
"east berlin" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"And we walk about two blocks to the local St we took the streetcar from our little town to the near a larger town and there we boarded a train to the left in Berlin we got off the train in the subway reporter taken that took us from Mr land where we were to another section in East Berlin but there was one stop that the subway with made in West the intent was to get off there but our ticket what's actually took us back into the eastern sector now my mother I didn't appreciate all of this but my mother I was taking a huge gamble by getting on the subway if the identification and her passport includes the mark she was obviously closer than twenty kilometers from the border and she with the rest of so when we got on the subway it was a moment of no return I I just can't imagine what what she committed to but she did we got into the subway and there were a few of the people in there transtar moving pretty soon the train got to the station just before the west end station when the doors open Russian soldiers come on one of the front one of the back with machine guns and the officer would walk.
"east berlin" Discussed on Windows Weekly
"I don't remember. I think it was there where? His back. He like put his keys down on something, and it recognized that. Yeah. We've we stood this somewhere. We used a oh in the in east Berlin east Berlin in Berlin. There's an east German museum that uses a surface table. So you can interact with artifacts from an east German house from the seventies. So when he put down particular objects on the table that does exactly what you're describing the screen changes in gives you information about that thing. Yeah. I mean, it's it's it's cool. And then it's in your head kind of races. Like what could this be used for? And then eventually what you realize is. It's basically gonna be used by hotels in Las Vegas. And then the odd Sam. Yep. It's the folks who do the are bell helicopter people and they have a concept hybrid electric, air taxi. They hope to start testing in early twenty twenty again, I don't think I want to be one of the first testers. How about a smart bought for boxing training? No how about the Hyundai elevate. It walks climbs, it assaults echo base and takes up generators. All right now that my head I'm sorry, niche market. What are you talking about? I'm just looking at the different coverage is seen at sec coverage of yet. And it's just it's incredible. That's terrible. Unreal. Light mixed reality glasses. That they hope this..
"east berlin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Listen to all of it. I'm Alison Stewart. Thank you so much for joining us when you think upon music, you probably imagines Mohawks leathers studs, maybe the forever shirtless. Iggy pop the stooges you think of it as a gateway to some innocent teenage rebellion. A new book put out by translator music journalists and former Berlin-based DJ Tim more argues that at least in the nineteen eighties. Berlin, the punk aesthetic was inherently political titled burning down the house punk rock revolution. In the fall of the Berlin Wall, the book, charts, punks development for music, and fashion style to embodying the kind of freedom of expression that was denied the GDR, and which ultimately lay the groundwork for the fall of the Berlin Wall in nineteen eighty nine which was twenty nine years ago from today, very happy to welcome Tim to studio. Hi, tim. Thanks for having me. I came to Berlin in one thousand nine hundred committed you showed up there kind of a stupid American. You thought it was lactobacillus. And where's my beer? Totally clueless. Thought you have to plan and people will have the giant one leader beers. It'll be a lot of lederhosen. And instead he ended up in one of these typical high-rise east block housing blocks, you know, with just twenty buildings at all the same. And it was it was a it was a was fries, and but pretty quickly from our way into the scene that was exploding at the in the eastern part of the city of the central east. German cities have been pretty well destroyed during the war and they tended to build up runny edges rather than refers to central parts. And so after for the wall, the central parts became this kind of playground. They were setting up the first clubs and bars and galleries and all the things we it with Berlet now, and I just landed in that world by coincidence, basically and started teaching there, and as you started to learn more when did you have the I have the inkling that there's a book here. There's a story to be told here. Well mean I grew up with the typical sort of Reagan America narrative about the end of the Cold War that east German or European kids wanted leave is an hamburgers and pop music, and all that and Reagan had said tear on the wall on the walking magically down. But even though. Oh, I was skeptical. But the narrative I didn't really have any concrete evidence to the contrary until I sort of meet people in east Berlin who've been involved in a political underground. And so all these clubs and bars and everything where I was hanging out at turned out to be most of them had been founded by former members of the east German punk scene. And eventually once it became friends with Solomon, the showed me, they showed me things. Like one guy had a folder. He kept under a false drawer during the dictatorship some lyrics scraps and photos of him and his friends, and I realized these are the people who actually fought to dictatorship, you know, a lot of Mkhonta jail beaten interrogated. So I thought this was a story. I really wanna tell at some stage before we get into that. I do you want people to to get a sense of your writing, would you mind reading a little bit from when you first got to Berlin. Sure. Yeah. At first the city seemed to fifty east bloc stereotypes are grown up with suburban America. It was the greatest place at ever seen cloudy and cold shot and coal smoke at that eerie sound of zoo animals, howling the distance and the constant fear sown by rumors of roving gangs of skinheads. My initial impression of east. Berlin was grim. Very quickly discovered. A scene exploding with color, intrigued seventy behind the dilapidated shrapnel-pocked facades of the central east Berlin borough of Mitte Prenzlauer bag and frigid Hon hidden behind on Mark doors down ladders and empty lots nestled among the crumbling, bricks of a Kenilworth baseman are disused cistern and the acts of half destroyed buildings even on abandoned, bunkers and Bank vaults. Kaleidoscopic new city was taking shape the bars and clubs that made up this netherworld dark and dirty with extension cords meandering down from some distant outlet power. The sound system a couple of buckets of water behind the Barbara funding. The only means to wash classes they were radically a gala -tarian, and they were open and welcoming to an outsider like me. So as you begin to research this where people open did they want to tell you their stories in some ways. I mean, I don't think the book would be possible for didn't have a long history of some of the people from the scene because of spent the nineties there in this world with them. But on the other hand it became the. I think something of an advantage to be an outsider at least, partly it outsider because there were a lot of people who spoke to me who'd never spoken on the record about their experiences before there's a number of books in German about the scene that tend to be pretty insular things that'll be someone who is part of the oral history of the scene in Leipzig say or some other city knowing that done a narrative history. And I think the fact that I didn't have a shared history with some of the people particularly a lot of the important women in the story hadn't spoken to the previous projects. And I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that once they had their trust. And they were they were confident that my political motives were. Okay. That I wasn't trying to tell a typical American stores on on the contrary I was actually trying to make a corrective to the American narrative wants to have that trust. Then I take some ways it was easier for people to talk to me. Let's set the stage for folks before punk really got hold in east Berlin came through British radio. That's how most most kids found what was like life like. For a young person the average person that GDR. You know, I think one of the simplest ways to to talk about the differences is how punks sought they were sparked by western radio. Most of them talk about the moment. They heard the Sex Pistols on British military radio for the most part, but it became something really eastern really fast. So where the Bruce punks were talking about no future because they didn't see place for themselves and society because economic conditions the punks as they started to address the conditions in their own laws. They had the exact opposite problem. Basically. There are lots of pre scripted out. They had the communist youth organizations and military training schools apprenticeship and the mandatory military service in the job in the plenty of comedy that didn't necessarily have interest in. So they talked about their problem is too much future. And they want to kind of rest control of the big decisions in their own lives. So the idea that we're punk may have meant something in the United States, but pushing back rebuilding and get your parents. They were truly pushing back against the political systems. Yeah. Although they certainly most measurable to parents to have having to run. Away, and sort of carving out space to live in and these empty buildings. They became really good at carving out sort of physical and philosophical space to an after ideology. Was there any particular group or any particular song that became sort of a centerpiece of the movement? There's a song after the scene build slowly from nine hundred seventy seven on the first first punk in east Berlin, generally knowledge to be a fifteen year old girl who went by the name major, and she her first size file was opened before. She turns sixteen explain people starving. Sorry. The secret police was the Stasi, and they started telling major from the time she was about fifteen and a half. And eventually she became one of the first punks made an example of nineteen Eighty-one. She was arrested thrown in prison for a year. And then on top of that she was given what they call. The Berlin fabled for five years. So she was shipped out to a town built around a textile mill and expected to work there in the middle of nowhere for the next five years, not your family and friends. She ran away went back to east. Berlin was rearrested put back in stodgy prison for another year. And then at the end of that from the they they expatriated are. So they shipped off to west Germany, just take care of the problem and then for the early eighties. There was a massive crackdown. Some of these bands ended up going to prison for up to two years because they're anti-government lyrics. And the hallmark of the scene really was that they would come back out after dealing with the police and the secret police and prisons from and keep fighting that was the game changer. I think for the scene they they were able to show one of the big unknowns. What would happen to you? If you ran afoul secret police, and they basically did experiment, and they showed it was possible to resist and survive. They went into jail combat back out to Cape kept fighting and one of the bands that went in and out of jail in eighty four that came up with a a song that had the lines. We are the people we are the power, and that became kind of an anthem inside the scene and those lines were also then echoed in the street. Protests in eighty nine is domestic ministration started to snowball and into the scenes that we recognize from from Layton eighty nine. So it's impossible to say for sure whether that song became the basis of this chapel is pretty good chance with a lot of the pumps were on the front lines of their oestrus protests because they were the ones who lost their fear of the security apparatus. We're talking to more about his book burning down the house H A U US punk rock revolution. And the fall of the Berlin Wall. So, you know, somebody I'll be listening to this and thinking why did the secret police why the Stasi think that kids and music and people dressed expressing themselves. Why is that dangerous? Why would they pay that much attention to them? That was one of the biggest surprises for me is started to do the research you'd see right from the start styles reports that were unbelievable paranoid about the scene. And I think it was basically I mean looking deeper into it. I realized that they were basically correct because they were fearful that the punk scene was pushing kids off this preordained scripted. They have form and it's true. They were and they were really good at bringing kids to their side. A lot of it was started out pretty apolitical. It was just it was fun. It was cool daring something people want to get involved in when they saw punk walk down the street. But I think one of the powers of the scene was unlike some of the other activist groups or even activist artists who would put a visual visual art writing under the world, they would sort of fade back into society as people the punks expressed opposition every single time they appeared in public because of their appearance, right? Wow. So in terms of what could happen to you. I mean, that's that's fairly brave. You figure you're going. You know, you're going out, and you know, because of your hairstyle or because your clothing your target. I think it's almost impossible to conceive from western perspective what they're putting themselves through. I mean, the gravity of the situation they were getting into although against some of them didn't really realize the I guess, we'll probably get this at some point. But most of the concerts took place in churches. Yes. So interesting. Explain why. Oh, well, the church had a special special status in east Germany, the uniform security forces couldn't enter churches. So in theory that meant they could offer a safe space, and you could talk about taboo, topics inside a church didn't always work out the way, in fact, one of these bands and Benkhaled nomin Los they were sent to prison for two years for lyrics of a song that does he never found on paper, but it had been overheard by an informant in a church concert. So it wasn't a perfect safe. But to an extent. But kids could go to one of these concerts and see Abana go. Wow. This is cool. I want to get involved and because the eastern media also never recognized dissident activity a kid could go and try to get involved with seen not realizing that the bandits seen two weeks later was picked up and thrown in prison..
"east berlin" Discussed on From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley
"It was always a local station insert, so I would listen and and make my way through Washington DC traffic hearing this. What I think of this very, very heroic theme and struggle and triumph, which. The more dramatic than what I was seeing outside the car. But one year I just started hearing pieces that were reminiscent of it. Elon agree. MO, a recorded, a incid car. The I can't remember who wrote the the imminence DeNardo which which includes the theme from Beethoven's seventh theology Greco and and then jock. Lucia, did these jazz variations on the same theme? And then I heard I was in the men's room. It NPR one day and they're playing classical music. And on came a, who was it was a Schumann peace or something that was a total steel from from this. And I thought, well, look and I, since I kept on wanting to tell people about this, my friends and colleagues, the best solution to that dilemma was to peace on the air. You know if I felt it was that interesting. So we did one. I think there was a particular moment when Beethoven seventh rebounded. Your memory in Germany? Yes, I was. I had been to Germany several times reporting when I was based in London, and then after I came back home and I'd been to Berlin a couple of times into east Berlin down into Dresden in the days of of a divided Germany the day when the wall cracked the day, when people begin breaching the Berlin Wall, I was sent in a plane to get over there. And so I arrived on day to actually of the of the welcome down my the little chip that hangs in my house is one day later than most people's chips of the of the wall. But I remember getting up in a hotel on the ca, I and Dom and looking out the window and what you saw where families of east Berliners walking through the west together. Many of them had been to west Berlin, but you couldn't take your family with you. You would. The whole idea was that if you if you split you might not see your family for years. And so now people were exercising. This freedom. Mm, to stroll through their city. The part of it that had been to them walled off and on the television set, which I turned on looking for news was a performance of Beethoven's. Seventh, and this theme, and I was this evening to to this soundtrack of what I'm looking at outside, and it seemed to be just a just a perfect match. I think I can't remember the line I used in the story. I did something about life life and art in perfect mutual imitation..
"east berlin" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"It's enormously dramatic we're following one course but there are a lot of details here in German and English there's also. JFK and Dean Rusk watching from a. Great distance because they've got a problem and it's not. Entirely Berlin they're aware that the Soviets are moving some things significant indicate while these tunnels are being dug this is August of sixty to remember the human missile crisis breaks out in October Anderton's making the beginnings of a film Royden Franken NBC's keeping it secret as much as he can shores. Shutdown Hollywood's about to open a premiere of a movie made. By MGM that is make believe tunnel digging and the Soviets believe that the Americans, will not push back K. believes that if he makes anything dangerous any provocation whatsoever the. Soviets are going to roll over all of west Berlin it'll be an enormous defeat so we go back to the. Tunnel now at baron our because the. Klaas dry dried out and they press on with this. Dig we need to say a little bit more about piers Anderton I went to fast over him who is he Greg where's where's he come from what is his attitude about this digging well he's of course very much in favor of it I think for for two reasons I think as. As many people or most people were then at the time Certainly? In in west Berlin very sympathetic to? The, plate of those in east east Berlin and east. Germany he had a human feelings, for these people wanted to help them and of course he was also a The forty year old forty two year old veteran. Newsman who very much intent on scoops Like, Daniel Schorr certain Dettori ously going after scoops and rather abrasive piers Anderton was you know was aiming to. Get one of the stories of of his life and so it it was a mixture I think the the book. Is, very, balanced who have been smearing him as pro-communist who'd been going after antigen been well again we have the State Department appears Anderton was was had been reporting. All year about which State Department wanted out of the newspapers was that the US. Troops so US transports were being shot at as they brought supplies in over the Audubon people have to remember Or or be informed..
"east berlin" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"A little older than. You are late fifties early sixties there's, always a risk, your, health might, deteriorate in the next let's say five seven ten years but I think it would be a better bet for with all the other demands for finance in your life that you wait to see how this industry shakes out rather than buy one of these plans where you're having. To lay. Out a, big amount of cash right now Okay so I think the best answer is for now you punt And don't buy any. Of. The options because you have the benefit of time to wait Wendy is with us on the Clark Howard show Hello Wendy how are you I'm fine how are you today great you have. A, son. Living in Europe Correct Yeah he lives in Berlin and he's been there for six. Years does he want? It oh. Yeah there's lots of party love some. Area you, know little irritating lives in. Berlin so you know what I can't handle in, Berlin What's? That, how cold and grey it is in the winter yeah you're. Right have you been? There and. Winter to experience that I'd I'd been. There in, December so you have the. Christmas market but make? Up for all of that Berlin is an. Amazing city? Yeah I've been there about five times and there's. Always, something more. To discover so the first time I was in Bergman was when I was covering. It as a reporter when the Berlin Wall came down oh my goodness And there was still east Germany at that point it had not disintegrated and I was held in east Germany briefly and. Things, were chaotic enough that I was able to get back to the west. But it was so weird when I've been back and it's hard now to even tell where east Berlin Ben and where west. Berlin, had been I, was there in sixty four and sixty six, so I experienced the wall and I think when you go back now to the, wall memorial I'm a little more touched by it because I can still remember that feeling of division and I did go into east Germany Berlin Just a few hours and you could tell, there was a. Total difference between the two sides of the wall. Completely and it's interesting that. They've got got a line of dawn set Mark where the wall, used to be the whole of the mall and you'll give me walking across the street and all of a sudden there's that. Line And you go I'm going through the law you know that they, didn't know he had superhuman powers did you go through that as best, as spilled wall Yeah so it's. Definitely still alive the thought of that wall being there And you can't you can't. Get, away from the whole idea that that was separated at one time well how can. I, be of service to your. Son living there and much happier times Well, he's a classical musician works for himself and he has no retirement plan in place And, so I was wondering if we get offense like a loss IRA account for him. Now and I was hoping maybe not to be able to let him know about? This so does he file a US tax return each year and? Report, his German income or is he exempt from income tax while he's working in Germany well that's another question her bring up because I've. Been, getting mixed opinions on whether he should have been filing all these years or not Different stories I, talked to somebody with a national income tax firm and they said if he doesn't. Have a w to farm he doesn't need to be filing and that's kind of? Contradictory to what other things I've heard right so this is this?.
"east berlin" Discussed on WRVA
"A and ninety six point one fm hey hey hey my thing is this all the money like you said richard and have money thank all the money you remember one the international race bike race thing came out specifically remember i think it was the german bikers they were like oh we want to go see your monument avenues known all over the world it brings in millions of dollars a year or people all over the world the city of monuments that's what richmond snowing well you know it's interesting that you bring up germany and thank you so much for the call john i was one of the last people to visit east berlin as it was under its reign of terror i went to berlin two months after the wall came down and the wall was technically still up the wall was actually two walls it was a wall on the east side and a wall on the western side and to get through the wall you had to cross the first wall go through a field and then you had to cross the second wall the wall was still technically up what had come down when reagan said mr gorbachev tear down this wall what had come down was panels and so panels were coming down piece by piece by piece and i was there a month and a half after the initial pieces started coming down and pieces were still coming down i have pieces of of the berlin wall here's my point when i was staying in west berlin we took a tour into east berlin there were monuments and statues of all kinds of things over there about the war that worked totally opposite of what i as an american had been taught at one point we were taken into a cemetery and i realized i am walking amongst the graves of people that they consider war heroes but these are nazis who tried to kill my father because my father was a world war two veteran it gave me the willies it gave me the creeps but it also gave me a big history lesson and sometimes to learn and to grow we have to be a little uncomfortable and sometimes we have to push our boundaries i'm running out of time on this topic we're going to we're going to switch gears at four thirty five but i wanna talk to bill in richmond you're on newsradio wr va yes i just wanted to ask now it wasn't there a statue lincoln and assan dedicated enrichment fairly recently okay wrong but i think it was somewhere maybe not on miming avenue but somewhere on richmond vicinity of richmond and of course lincoln was not bore anywhere near virginia i don't believe i know no right there are probably other statutes as well cry plenty of statues you know in the vicinity of richmond you know people born in richmond virginia so what's your suggestion what's your what's what are you saying she do well i think we have a dishonest mayor who just comes up with a justification that's completely false i mean i think he's he's assaulting aren't really any you know he's got a criminal background well let's face it he's got an agenda is what he's got he's got an agenda and when you've got an agenda you're never completely i wanna say honest but when you've got an agenda that's what you're focused on and he's focused on this i wish that he were focused on other things but he's not use radio eleven forty w r v i'm carla cash in for jeff katz trending delis attack on journalists in the us in the years adore the capital was that had been blown to pieces fatalities that we know of get the latest at the top and bottom of the hour very very scary because you would never think something will happen to you and word radio eleven forty wnba and ninety six point one.
"east berlin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"For almost a year the berliners eight only dried foods despite the chance of getting fresh supplies in east berlin and the encouragement of the russians to do so very few west berliners went over both gang mueller than a young student occasionally got fresh potatoes in east berlin he had mixed feelings about his package riding the subway back to west berlin the class kurdish unveiled albion blackadder hr the people from the west always gave me a critic look because their view was a cheat my five pounds of fresh potatoes gave me a bad conscience in the west because i had gone east to do my shopping berliners view this as a breach of confidence guichard kleiser is non ashamed that she got supplies in the east yup skydive dwayne cohen of on on ablett on here we got no cool but over there we got call against coupons and east german currency of course we are considered blockade breakers traitors but really we couldn't have cared less we didn't think about politics we just wanted to muddle through that was all people swapped recipes trying to turn dried potatoes eggs and cheese into edible dishes or seles stop remembers done cutoff richon deutsche get rate as you get talknet intend that mega martin so we ground up dried potato peels leave called the result flour and baked cookies with it all we made faultless sausage from east season with margarine we've been very inventive.
"east berlin" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Believes that he's weak key also believes the us is we can he's pushing the case provoking he's challenging kennedy is in the white house watching with dean rusk as secretary of state these these dramatic escapes and the deaths and the shooting and the violence and berlin including demonstrations what does kennedy what does rusk make of this what is their pardon well most people probably americans anyway have a vision of americans at that time and kennedy administration having fullthroated support for people in east berlin and certainly against the wall but as the as my book reveals not for the first time i suppose kennedy and his aides were very ambivalent about the wall going up many of them including kennedy side as as at least partly or mainly a solution to a major problem which was constant tension at the border constant fear that the soviets were gonna invade the west and they saw it as a as an admission of defeat and panic on the part a credible black guy for the soviets for the communists and so in a way that would allow them to concentrate on shoring up for west berlin and west germany and felt maybe this would actually cut tension and of course this was a time when both sides had incredible numbers of nuclear weapons and great nuclear fear in the world and and so it kennedy and the dean rusk in state department were let's say not crazy not thrilled about these spectacular escape attempts at the wall of any kind of any kind let's go to daniel schorr he's the cbs correspondent we know him very well he's anderton's competitor he's also looking for a tunnel and he makes contact with a group based in west berlin these the free university and the technical university loser young people they're very daring past the they present themselves as scarlet pimpernel so it's a wonderful.
"east berlin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Midnight nineteen sixty three there is only one possible way out of east berlin checkpoint charlie their officers military personnel local police with all manner of insignia patrol this tiny crossing hines knows the settlement hines notices that the gates means closed there's a gap under the iron swing bar amac gap here's an idea actually love gives heinsohn an idea marguerite beautiful marguerite she's hiding in the back seat her mother into the trunk sweat stains hines shirt as he drives us convertible serenely up to the checkpoint tap down hines coal slowly through the customs areas armed guards motion him over for inspection reckon hines nights the opposite you come for your bed sheets but instead hines gone speeds past a concrete various worms between shouting officers phrase that's not a big case fire autumn s brushes the obstacle course the date is closed as he speeds towards it but as here out of his tires taking the winch office card and last moment racing toward freedom hines ducks his head and under the with his future wife and motherinlaw in back of the car good stuff right good stuff what's damn snap judgment see we're going back the other way fire curtain amazing stories about a line on the map going washington stories about mitt often really stories about one when you list of listening snap judgment we begin across the iron curtain itself back to that place that no longer exists communist east berlin washington post reporter infringed the snap nusa beck leads the way.
"east berlin" Discussed on Burnt Toast
"The middle of the vegetable battle how do you pronounce that word that means vegetable battle the battle is called boxer slot which is waterbottle then the alternate is most new she wa which is vegetable and german so it kinda goes goes either way because uh vegetables are what is mainly used for battle but the battle itself takes place on a bridge over body of water and a lot of the water from the river is used in the battle in conjunction with all the the food well let's talk about who the people or who the players of this actual battle are so four four the the the water vegetable fight it takes place in berlin um annually at ever since i believe it started in ninety eight was the first official uh official food fight and dumb it takes place between kreutzburg which is which was formerly west berlin and friedrich shine which is which was east berlin and uh you know up and told the berlin wall coming down the wall itself literally divided these two neighborhood down the line and the only thing that connected them which the wall also run across was the oberbaumbruecke which is a bridge that run over the river shberi and so what happened was once the wall came down these two neighborhoods that we're really at the end of each war hold the you know the blida really pushed up against the berlin wall they now we're in the middle of the city and kind of unified by the city of berlin by the government by germany and essentially these two neighborhoods did not get along with each other and now that they were asked the kind of comingled have the same local representation in government and all of these things and kind of that's how the the battle manifested itself out of this kind of you know you know animosity between these two these two neighborhood that were split for so many years and now were kind of forced the to come together then who partake is it still the to kind of separated you know sex of that of that city that are still in battles at that you really just think that these two neighborhood that.
"east berlin" Discussed on My Dad Wrote a Porno
"He powered it up and asked the special one for her bank account number you down trump dodgy fucking us by salaries why do little gifts that europe is regular pays reference as offered only the car without political dream uneasiness secure be seen is going to have it with you all times what are you talking about with the reference a s as early as the axis the following is a year ago he believed in paying its bills promptly even even if it was don't use farc judo what my dad really believed to pay liable guy he wants them paid within secca supply is always appreciate it are they always gave you priority when he needs another job doing business tape paya supply is immediately amanda you're employ this combat clapper watts business it was the city with industrial spies isn't and this girl was one of the best he'd ever encountered and he was in the cold war right she hasn't delivered yes it doesn't issues of asked her day job menchie she came into contact with some interesting complains is it belinda roads lead to belinda hirishi talking to greek okonski we didn't know why collusion with the russians wouldn't be the first on women a day german you came into contact with some interest in companies and he could choose which ones to infiltrate as and when he needed but this project was so satisfying inside many ways i'm glad he's happy poverty latch nathan sean as had british tapped in the numbers and hit the return k f we know how to transfer funds on an online and get a king is knezevic still john unit immediately end nick years does mop foul shots fly for that i style in mind that i.
"east berlin" Discussed on Rose Pricks: A Bachelor Roast
"She's like east berlin charismatic but i also lap bayern 'cause ban has an dow an avid dog and our dogs need to me each other so i'm might pick ban but i don't know okay let's play a game he's more candid you rub in amanda earn yes rotten like he got spot sh rob like finally someone else you irons they're all man uh kind of our your current hardly speak now well you know i really liked fun but i lost her so i guess mattis okay i mean she's hot but she was engaged what bodyline but be off were awkward that he like he's like tack teraty goes on on that i i would like to go in for a kiss area so i know yes has sweden a momentous multiple happy just dealer not right now and then how do we describe this for anybody that was watching the episode what are the were the craziest moments happens right then robbie does this thing where like he makes a fist unlike bites is fist cairo he by taller like it's a good 50s movie stars usage ladies email like oh yes of also after point on the see him is like well i didn't know how much as she taki kazadi newham pointing your relationship wise like i'm a lock less nazif na'ma of calling on on us sao amani for sure i would be appalled acheive walkout would be poss bought a manning allow us to sorrow a she's a that's true and i thought oh my god no wonder she likes robby robby has the same pulsing both talks veins the bad guy how'd you remember that crazy pizza guy and he's also obviously on some carter worry shit for his by like the other ward rage asshole yeah he's sweating like a fucking pig he's read his brains are propping out of his heads miles like they're gonna totally fuck she loves the shit it's so weird and then he's gonna abuser slowly but he'll do it like a woman which is like dirty looks and mike hiding the you know curling iron and stuff like that.