35 Burst results for "East Germany"
Byte David Hasselhoff
"Hi Welcome to season two of bite. This is Tony Auto and so parenting an apocalypse. It's it's not the same way you know how it works. Any views usually two to four minutes long but sometimes they can be a little longer. Only when you when you live long enough. All kinds of strange things happened very right in saying that. The Greek heroes the original superheroes in part because of the hopeful nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion David Hasselhoff speculated with me on how he would do a Knight Rider movie and the style kit the way he was and then bring it into the you know two thousand and twenty and bring it into now and you know it could be like Kit Meets. Michael and his well Michael. You look a lot older and I say well things have changed since you've been gone and then House fast. Michael and I say all the cars talk now and it's great because they all do you know and then yeah. I turbo booster and have a car whiz by kit. Kit goes what happened. I said. Well Buddy you need to hit refresh. And he goes Michael. What's for fresh you know? He doesn't know he's gotTa be updated into the technology of today and of course we'll do that movie and then make him into the supermarket. We should be and it'll be cool absolutely. It would be a lot of fun to see that I really wouldn't be up for. You also has an audio book up against the wall like listen to his flashback. Autumn Nineteen eighty-nine East Germany changes in the air. Like the winds of fall and on the wind freedom can be sniffed communist. Europe is crumbling and Moscow. Gorbachev is opening the way to the end of the Soviet Union and Prague people are marching changes coming and East Germany. To the feeling is in the air like the. Chris snap of fall freedom in their minds and hearts and on their lips. My hit single looking for freedom. Unbeknownst to me this song chart topper in West. Germany has also become an underground anthem in the east traded on homemade cassettes sung in bars and nightclubs. I'm a star among fans. I have never met and who have never seen or heard me accept him. Blurry photocopies and pirated TV signals. Look for up against the wall. The audio book read by David Hasselhoff himself on audible for bite. This is Tony Talada.
Clyde Butcher: Photographing the Everglades
"Butcher but she was known primarily for his dazzling large format black and white photography the everglades glades and Florida environment regardless of your photographic background or your tastes photography. There is so much you can learn about his story career good example. How many photographers August do you know who actually made money? Selling thousands of prince through the Amazon of the Stone Age. Or as we sometimes call it the sears catalog he did it anyway. This episode is going to be a little bit different than normal because it's just a simple conversation between John. Inclined they touch on a number of interesting subjects including Bush's work in the swamps with large format cameras. His recent foray into Sony digital cameras paired with cannon tilt shift lenses and is mind boggling doctrine with vintage in lodgers. They'll also discussing the business models that he and his family employees to market is images his thoughts on black and white versus color and of course his relationship to the Florida landscape escape for which he will be forever. Linked Klein is a true American master. And it's a treat to have him on the beach photography podcast. Let's have a listen. You work the worth almost known for his kind of a process. Heavy work Invasions time working in large format. But let me ask you. Do you feel photography Is is more of a ways or means whether the means be adventure solids money whatever happens to be. Hopefully photography is the adventure through life that you bring happiness to people through your images in my work. I'm trying to bring the environment out the to the public because people big Zoya heavy idea where oxygen comes from yet so we you have to try to convince people that the earth is round round. Last I checked it worse worse spaceship and so we have a finite number of materials here so through my photography people see the beauty mhm Have to get into it too. We're looking at pictures a lot. Lotta pictures not really early Pictures of things feelings of things. Try to draw you in pictures of the really Nice Center. The interest is on the sides. Were you in the reason I might pictures you know. I guess you probably seem into Israel silver prints. They're up to five foot by eight and a half feet. Nine feet in. Nikki showed me the space in the back of the documentary. Yeah and the rinsing in the chemical tables. That's thirty eight foot long sink. Yeah five foot by four foot. Trees actually betrays sinking itself discussion. The jumping ahead. There's so many questions about that. Space that you create in the photo and what you want people to do in that space but while we're there are you know over the past twenty plus years now. We've seen this going away from from analog film photography and Printing when that first started I mean how did you ask yourself any questions. Like how am I gonNA sustain this helmet in a supply myself with these as Kodak shutting down as you you know Ilford is pulling back now. Little resurgence in that but at the time was ever questioned. What you're GonNa do well with digital came out in Kodak's at all we're we're out here? It was getting older is you can't. Is that thirty five millimeter. We're talking about you know why should up to twelve twenty negative Majority the five seventy Enjoys five seven eight by ten some love. Fourteen twelve twenty twelve twenty seven fourteen really silly information. Yeah but it's like it's like when you take a twelve or twenty hours like ticket television set out there ebbing subside down colored collar but at that time. Did you know what I must take my guns. This is what I do is what I love to do a mock going back because you know sales I dunno sales took a hit or whatever or you know those kind of things but it was it ever a conversation to have with yourself or or was it. When I was a little nervous I think it was in nineteen ninety eight? We start doing books. So we've always general books but I was doing that my own scanning my negatives okay so I had to learn photoshop so I could If the picture of the book I tried to teach me photoshop I went to a couple of courses. It was pretty today's picture here so I said I got underway doing this in analog so I figured analog way of doing now I can do ten minutes yeah and what would that. What does that analog method ended? Basically we you like when you burn something you burn. It ingredients a lot with the burn tool okay so in in that. Gradient can change the contrast in that gradient. Okay that's interesting so might have to race a little bit around say on a burning tree. I just raised a little bit around. Make a circle around contrast less contrast. I can do that with a gradient so I could just like what I do now. In the printing we have verbal contrast paper Blue Green Bulbs so I need less contrast the blue off in a burden with green more contrast bring with blue so do the same thing thing a digital album that interesting and what's exciting to me. I finally got the I think I got the right camera to now. I got the new the Fuji F G X one hundred year about it's got sixteen bit. You'll realizing advantage of sixteen bit gradients of it becomes smooth. Yeah Woah and you can't do that fourteen bit again sixteen. This breath camera to me is to automatic. I like the I have the fifty s Has got a little dials here. This was all trying trying like so so but I've had to figure out how adapt my Kansas to it because the apertures is done by the camera so actually Cambo makes an adapter the cameras the Fuji that actually controls the Iris independently of the camera. Yet as he worry about the camera anymore. Tanaka used by lenses. And I can't shoot without having I think this is the poodle relies the the difference of getting four gram laureate Liz. The tilting tilting. The camera down more foreground yet. I lower the landscape. I don't tell camera. Yeah okay so the perspective is correct and it's also different in perspective Natural I'm kind of surprised a little bit to hear the the embrace and the deep dive into you know from the Fuji in as you mentioned the Sony All these things in the digital world. Was this something that you brought to you based on the fact that you needed to physically. Well I'll I tell you the reason I starting bracing. It is because the camp there came out with INC ARCHIVAL PAPER EGO. So unless you have a media that she can print on this going to be around for awhile. I Media Irish printer. It was good for at at least good two months. There was dead because it was used for proof. Lean offset printing needed to so the client the through the weak- Anka in your mind's eye of the print. Maybe excuse me for even asking. This is the final product. I mean when you see what you're looking at. Did you see through the Lens through the landscape to the print at the medicine. Well I do you know you said to see through the Lens I actually everything I do is point shoot. I do not compose the camera. You can't a a little bit. More digital. But with a large format view us a widening the lens of Orange Arch format. You can't see the composition the ground glass to you WANNA to see if it's Focus on the edge have moved over to the left and then yet lowered the riot. So you really can't see the competition so I've learned about the first retro focus. Twenty millimeter lens came in the country in nineteen sixty two. The first Retro Focus Lens was made in East Germany but the flag on Appeal Roy. Milton reflect to got. So I've been using that in wider wider angles ever. Since then I've been wide-angled I mean I've got maybe half dozen shots were taken with different lines. Really I I go from if you relate to Full frame thirty five I go from about ten millimetres twenty
Another European Christmas
"A lot of the essential components of our Christmas celebrations originated in Germany. They gave us the Christmas tree. And MM Silent Knight. Let's start the hour to see how our friends Fabian. Reuter Caroliina Marburger. An hoeger Zimmer are enjoying the season in Germany Fabien Caroliina holder. Thanks so much for sharing your Christmas with us. Thanks for having knocking. Yeah so when you think about Germany Americans think about Oh Tanenbaum. That's German German. Isn't it a Christmas tree. Let's think about back when you were children. What are the memories? Carolin- tell me about the Christmas tree and how you decorated my favorite thing. Actually is that we always back in the day to day. It's just our family but back in the day all our friends come to our house and we went out to cut the treats and we still do cut the trees ourselves back. The old tradition is actually because I come from a region where the forest is owned by the Duke and so the tradition actually is surprisingly. It was the proper thing to do. You stole it. That was what was expected. So no no you have to see the dentist proper Christmas tree steal the tree from the Duke. Yes and then we bring it home and it would take a full day and everyone's efforts to to decorate it and of because natural candles. Of course that's natural candle holder. We still lex. You also cut the Christmas to L. together with my little daughter's with that solution to go out it and of course now we buy it. Did you not there anymore but I remember back to my childhood lot of secrecy is involved. Someone got the tree. Put it up. But we can't couldn't see that because it was kind of hitting it was like levintv similar like the living room would turn into the Christmas Room. Two doors is locked. The door is not there so living was actually no go zone zone so basically whatever goes on in terms of you know putting the Nativity scene or you know decorating at creating the tree. Getting all the stuff on there into candles. Dennis done behind closed doors so only then when like maybe after coming from Church then you were allowed a little bell rings acting thinking and Daniel would come in and everything was there like the cans were late and that was like the first time we kids and still. That's what we do still under that you've of creative. The parents create this wonder for the children's and that's all I see that's still in the eyes of my little daughter she comes. Dan knocked out. What happened it? Tree is decorated his presence. The Kendall's the real candles on the tree. We've Kennel sedate at something. Where the fire extinguisher nearby bucket of water? Water Fabio near Childhood Memories. Have the tree the candles. The Real Campbell's very important but for me the the Christmas season really always began with December six with the morning of Saint Nicholas Day. Oh Yeah because that is the day that Santa Claus drops by for the first time to tell you whether you have been good this year. Not Give you little inkling a little hint and so the evening you would put your shoes out and then go to bed and the next morning i the Santa Claus or his assistant have given you hint. If you've been good child. Santa Claus is left possibly chocolate or even little gift in your shoes. If you've been bad there's a lump of coal but do you have time then to make good before Christmas this come between December. Because I'm a very good child. Important about that is not only put up when you have to shine to shows I you gotta work for that. uh-huh yes otherwise. No no failing and then did you normally have some good news or bad news and six personally Always made sure would have good news so I tried to be have before December six. This is one thing that transcends borders the kids are being extorted and frightened being the good kid. So you're not you're nice and what about music or movies or TV specials In America we have certain you know cherished specials In Germany as a child or your kids today well of course it is the Christmas songs that we expect to sing in church the silent knight that everyone else things of course in any language but in its original form. And it's the most common Christmas movie that we watched one of my cherished films. That is a check East German production of nineteen seventy-three offer Cinderella Three Cinderella from Reno and it is one of the most feisty Cinderella's there isn't a thing in the world and wait a minute the most charming three that's for sure and this is produced by communist East Germany and the Socialists wanted to check you. How could this be that? The Communist governments would partner and producer a Christmas. Everyone needs fairytales. Yeah they they produce wonderful ones did have an agenda or was it just a political agenda. It's just it's a very we've very strong Cinderella and like some of the more Vegas silent ones when it comes to traditions also music like for us. It is important that we sing together. Like it's not just like report on a tape and there's like bing crosby going on now it's like the old traditional songs that we used to sing and we like to sing and when we come home from church differ thing we do is on Christmas Eve. We get together and sit in one room just candles in a hand and we sing as a family together the Christmas song and if we really want to do it might kid wants. Do We dance around the Christmas tree. It's kind of weird but it's still lives on. These traditions are still there. This is great to know that it lives on. I've been in Nurnberg on a very cold night with a group going from square to square and into the Church courtyard and Kendall it and singing these songs with Gusto. And it's just beautiful to hear the Christmas carols that I grew up with in German. The Silent Knight was originally in German. I mean Americans probably think it was written in English but no that's a translation steal enough right
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 germany" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"The middle aged woman goes into a coma just before the wall falls when he awakens doctors tell her son he can't deal with any shocking news thank you what happened while I was asleep this is about making welcome to Burger King can I take your order it's just a wonderful movie you know about the changes about people trying to understand what was happening it's humorous I'm I think if they want to see the darker side of the GDR the lives of others is obviously a very compelling you were under surveillance the whole time and he's German official tells a playwright always considered himself an oil communist we knew everything about about what it was like to be under surveillance like that from the east Germans the first thing to remember about the Berlin Wall says your going co creator of the Sundance channel series Deutschland eighty three and two excellent eighty six is that it encircled the western part of Berlin which was located in the center of East Germany Americans are surprised to find out that West Berlin wasn't islands in East Germany most Americans think that it was right on the border between west and East Germany so they're surprised to find out that it was basically surrounded by the communist east in the first two or three years after the wall was built some east Germans who wanted to escape their now walled off country were able to secretly make their way to the west these days you can see how like going underground the end of the next two hours to see for instance how some tunneled their way out so it was like this so to try and love entrance because here they figured if they take a triangle they will have to remove it I signed on and off for the first ten meters they still using that square like more classical design some two thirds of those tunnels were actually dug from West Berlin into East Berlin because it was easier that way to avoid detection by east German security services not everybody wants to leave is Germany.
Germany Is Next In Line For Political Upheaval
"Germany next in line for political upheaval. The future of the country's ruling coalition is in doubt after the newly elected leaders of the Social Democrats amounted fresh concessions from. I'm Angela Merkel's party. It raises the prospect that Koby Elections in Germany and twenty twenty can learn more now from Stephanie. Bolson correspondent for the German newspaper Duvets. I'm I'm Stephanie. Thank you for joining US little more about these new leaders of the SPD. What he's they want? Well what is very interesting about these new leaders that it Me personally will not be an exception saying that. I have hockey ever heard the names before. So it's not about a eskin ZENDA SASKIA ask Simply a cold and they They came out of the blue so there was a very long process in among the membership to see who would now follow analyst. She was the leader of the mind was very unpopular and actually unto Saturday evening. Everybody was thinking that it would be That the new leader would be We'll have shorts the incumbent Finance Minister and then these two came kind out of the blue and and then won the race. Why do you think that happened? If there was an expectation that it will be a relatively well known relatively mainstream within the Party auty candidate why. Why is this happened If you look at the polls in the membership of the SPD. The majority of membership wants Serb leadership. It's now for the first time dual so it's woman and a man who are more or less leaning the SPD. A membership is very very unhappy about the the costs that the party has gone for many many years they have been in a coalition with a CD you Since two thousand seventeen were inequality before so we have actually seen almost ten years of a coalition between the two big parties and memberships things that Angela Merkel has basically Louis Take away the whole profile of the PD. So all the left leaning politics like minimum wage Gay Marriage image all these things socially progressive but also economically progressive has been Well to the benefit of Mackerel and the junior partner now who the. SPD's has been such a long time has really lost profane and it was every election. Pilings have gone down. Isn't it always as the way though in coalitions that the junior partner doesn't get much of what they want. Yes it is very much a movie scene that in Britain for example with a coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats between twenty and twenty fifteen a lot of the policies were implemented. Were actually ideas by Liberal Democrats but the Conservatives as the biggest party will always very successful to say. Hey that was our success and the same has been happening in Germany the problem for the SPD the is though they if they even now set. Okay we are going to leave the government coalition that will probably not be paid back At the next election because is the sense in Germany that you have been voted in. You have agreed to a coalition. You have to take the responsibility if you're now going going away just because of say kind of selfish party folk was reasons. This is a this is unacceptable and therefore they are between rocking hot place Whether they stay in the coalition which is bad or they leave the coalition which might be even worse. The Christian Democrats have been rebuffing these coals to renegotiate negotiate but in the end if they want to avoid elections next year they're going to have to give in on something they might give into something. I mean we really now in the in the early hours they say nothing room for maneuver and Knowing Angela Merkel she will try to find a way that they may be renegotiate associated some social policies some tax policies that The new as Padilla ship can can get out of this face saving. But as I said before I don't think it's a good option for the SP to cause breakdown of the coalition German business community has reacted already. This morning has set The Cook what isn't government should stop navel-gazing and look at the challenges of the future like digital modernism modernizing gem in digital he'll systems Looking for more progressively into climate change or climate protection and not being so self-focused. So I think both parties have an interest to solve their Their their frustrations and that they are the rows with each other because they will both suffer the pulse. Angela Merkel has already said that you weren't contest the next federal election though it sounds like at this rate had time office maybe ending little sooner than we may have thought it might be the case again if you I think it's something like seventy five percent of the German public says they do not want the coalition to To to end they wanted to continue until September. Twenty twenty one when there is the next regular election federal election and also the WHO does. It's not have any well not strong interest in a in early poll nutty election because they have problems with to decide who they actually really want to run as the successor of America. So they have unagreed come cannonball. WHO's the common defense secretary? And she's also the leader of the city but she's highly unpopular. Actually only two weeks ago. There was a party conference by the CD where she offered to resignation. Because the tensions are so high in the city you so the the city was not ready either to fight a election campaign and therefore I think at the end of the day none of the two big parties has any interest to to eleven addiction. The only party. That hasn't a party that has can have a reason to go funny action at the Greens because the Green Party has the best pulse for a very long time. We were discussing earlier in the program the change in leadership in the F. D. Party as well and you would have thought that those in the political mainstream wouldn't you wanted to create uncertainty in the risk of election at a time when the FDA is trying to build support. Well the I if t is certainly Louis very popular and especially in East Germany but the decision The new leadership now off the AFDC which is even more right-wing sinophobic Lebed leadership. The I mean that remains to be seen how many people continue voting for the AFDC having in mind that the leaders are well. Outspoken Anti antisemites. SINOPHOBIC I think it's because until now the AFC also got a lot of protests voters and. I think those people will think twice if they would want Want to vote for this kind of Party A. Stephanie Balsam. Thank you very much
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
"east germany" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"GDR east Germany's eagerness to gain recognition and make friends in Africa it was even picked up by the BBC in the German service they poke fun at east Germany's solidarity efforts when broadcasting a sketch in the weekly series the two comrades it's a special in secret it was aimed at those living in the eastern half and gave voice to those who were critical of the east German regime standard of living in a translated extract let's eavesdrop on what these two party officials have to say about relations between East Germany and Africa we have good relations with them we provide them with smashing eight those revolutionaries a total of two and a half million US forces some very country singles enough money that Sir Africa is simply more important that's why we are now sending down solidarity ships with food medication doctors well welcome right we tional seafood offices but yes as long as Africans overall risk placed with east Germany's leader at the time so clearly not everyone embraced his solidarity strategy as east Germans themselves was struggling to achieve a decent standard of living east Germany's activities need to be communicated and radio played an important role when reaching out to Africa especially in the nineteen sixties first because literacy rates were relatively low and secondly for those who could read newspapers were hard to get hold of despite that some listeners did write to the station since I was young I like to write to loads I really like to to show them on the feedback of what I was hearing I was writing a lot about current affairs I bow to their political system the the activities of waste your money towards Africa we responded to every letter for instance we received up to one hundred thousand little scea that close the Swahili group alone and I always say it when the buy a stamp then they'll spending a lot of money to be in touch with us therefore we heads to reply to those letters the writing a lots of letters in return and they brought to me post cause and dissident and they broke me books newsletter house even a small radio despite the I was also getting from the chip because I was also writing a lot because I like to travel a a special on sports there are very good in sports at radio Berlin International the mail back predominantly contained post from Nigeria Ghana and Tanzania it was a great way to bond with business although some enquiries with politically or quit as heights autumn on admits did you ever get listener letters asking about German division all of the Berlin Wall young as we know it yes they regretted that he's a believer but we could not publish these letters because we could not work against our own government after the news the second half of come right Africa with me and they all of a distribution of the BBC world service news hour the US is made possible by American public media producer and distributor of award winning public radio content eight PM American public media.
Over 100,000 celebrate 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall
"Walls weather meant to keep people out or keep the men's separated and apart have a way of falling with the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at hand Holly Hubbard pressen has this perspective on the evening of November ninth nineteen eighty nine I was seated at a bar in San Francisco celebrating my birthday with friends when I looked up at the television and my jaw dropped pictured on the screen where east and west Berliners hacking away at the cement wall that had divided them for twenty eight years the jubilant scene so unexpected in my lifetime moved me to tears the eight hundred and sixty six mile long barrier system that divided east and West Germany including Berlin was supposed to stand for another fifty even one hundred years that's what Eric Honecker east Germany's last president told the nation ten months before the communist regime collapsed and he was forced to resign the prior year right a company to German friend on a visit to our family in West Berlin in her car we traveled from the very across the border into East Germany where we were confined to the heavily armed transport corridor that led to the democratic island city that was West Berlin though I traveled through the Soviet block before this was my first trip to West Berlin and the experience rattled me I had west German friends with relatives in the east who hadn't seen one another in decades not because they didn't want to but because the communist regime would not allow it fearing that such familial exchanges would undermine its ideology reflecting back on those long ago images I'm reminded of the impermanence of walls today Germany as a unified country the U. S. less so one no physical while separates Americans from one another the country is clearly divided what separates us is not cement or barbed wire but race religion class and politics if I've learned anything from the German unification thirty years ago it's that differences need not divide and that the will of the people makes for a mighty pick ax when held in a defiant collective
Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall
"Germany marking thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in East Germany he said today quote no wall that keeps people out and restricts freedom is so high so why it can't be broken down thanks as Amy Kellogg in Berlin America is listening to foster W. O. A. I. local news didn't police say two people died this afternoon after an eighteen Wheeler blew up near mile marker eighty four after hitting two other vehicles three people are hospitalized and should
Germany celebrates 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall
"Germany is commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall thirty years ago today it was built in nineteen sixty one to cut off the part of Berlin liberated by western allies from communist East Germany and the Soviet bloc Veronica's are Govia reports German chancellor Ongole Americal pay tribute to those who suffered under the east German regime chancellor Merkel spoke at the Berlin Wall memorial she said many people were killed here and thousands imprisoned trying to flee from the west side is now we want to ensure that no one the finishes off separate people again it proves to us that no one is so high and so strong that we cannot play catch her through a live interpreter from German broadcaster Deutsche Avella Merkel also brought up the **** attacks against Jews on this date in nineteen thirty eight a celebration of the fall of the wall takes place at the Brandenburg gate where president Ronald Reagan famously made his tear down this wall
Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell
"Leaders from Germany Poland Hungary Slovakia and the Czech Republic have attended a certainly up but now Strasse well one of the Los pulse of the Berlin Wall remains the nineteen eighty nine protests and a stream of people fleeing East Germany pile pressure on the country's communist government to open its borders to the west and ultimately end the nation's post war division German chancellor Angela Merkel speaking at a memorial service in a small chapel near where the woman wants to know what keeps people out and restricts freedom is so high also wide the kombi broken down she reminded that the fight for freedom worldwide isn't over yet I'm Charles river that's my
Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell
"Leaders from Germany and other European nations are attending ceremonies in Berlin recalling the peaceful protests that pile pressure on east Germany's government to allow its citizens free passage to the west on November ninth nineteen eighty nine the main commemoration is being held at Benalla Strasse well one of the lost parts of the Berlin Wall that divided the city for twenty eight years still sounds like installations concerts and public debates are also being held throughout the city and all the parts of Germany to mark the anniversary I'm Charles de Ledesma
Germany marks 30th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall
"Another anniversary is coming up this weekend but this one is celebratory Germany as marking thirty years. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall that led to the downfall of communist rule in eastern Europe and the reunification of East and West Germany. Our Sam Western spoke about it. With reporter Sara your motto. Who is in Berlin? So Oh Sarah could you tell me how the city of Berlin has been preparing for the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. So yeah so this week. The city Berlin has had a number of exhibitions and installations that will culminate in a sort of celebration at the Brandenburg Berchtesgaden. On Saturday the actual thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the wall and there have been other sorts of commemorations throughout the city. As I mentioned there will be via concert With lots of music from the eighty nine ninety era and a large demonstration of ribbons sort of flying and floating over that road leading up to the Brandenburg Gate how receptive of people being to these celebrations. And how important are all of a in the day to day lives of people living in Berlin run of the historians. I spoke to said that there has been a huge difference in the emotional emotional climate in Germany. Just in the last five years everyone says that the twenty fifth anniversary in two thousand fourteen was this huge celebration and people were really happy about it this year. Things are a little bit different. This anniversary this occasion has given people an opportunity to talk about the legacy of reunification folks on the east have some agitation and some a lot of nuance feelings. But some uncomfortable feelings. About the fact that a country they had lived in basically just disappeared and for better for worse. They say it wasn't necessarily a reunification of Germany but that West Germany overtook Doc East Germany. And there's also mixed feelings on the western side too because for many years after the country was reunified. The tax system was set up in such a way that the West German states contributed extra funds to encourage the redevelopment of East Germany. So so all of which is to say. There's definitely more awareness that there are fractures within German society and people are talking about them. I mean that's interesting testing because that reflective attitude is not something you tend to associate with the fall of the Berlin Wall with the images of celebration. You've you've chosen to use the wall itself as a way to kind of tell these stories. Could you just talk about the reporting that you've done in the buildup to the thirty year anniversary on some of the things that you've discovered. Yeah definitely and the wall has become the physical wall itself has become a really interesting way to tell this story because even though the collapse of East Germany happened thirty years ago steps to commemorate the Physical Wall and preserve it and catalog. It didn't happen for a long long time and it sort of ties into what we were saying before about the current environment in Germany the country is now in the later stages of reunification really beginning to grapple with the legacy and so we chose to do that through trying to track her wall and one of these stories stories so you searching for a lost piece of wool of the broken heart of Berlin. Could you just tell us about that story. And how you went about finding this last piece of all this is one of the. I think one of my favorite stories have done in my career as a journalist as we started our reporting a few months ago in advance of this anniversary. Try to find out how many pieces of the wall still existed around the world and there. Aren't that many there. Are referenced. The two it's a broken heart there. Are these two to pieces of the wall. Each piece has half of a red heart. It had been originally painted nineteen eighty-four by artists in West Germany. At the time of the wall fell it got a lot of attention. A Home Builder in New Jersey of all people managed to get a contract with the East German government and import them into the. US US they were the first pole pieces of the Berlin Wall to be brought into the US. There's a lot of demand for these pieces and the New Jersey man who I mentioned who imported them's names Joseph Morelli he brokered a deal with a financial advisor in North Carolina. Who really wanted one of those pieces and bought it to feature her in a museum he was establishing so Joe Morelli put it on a flatbed truck sent it down to North Carolina but the left peace? It's fate had been a mystery basically ever since and there had been a lot of red herrings and diverted tactics we gone through old newspaper clips. Some of which said that it went for auction at Christie's called Christie's they said they never done any such sale in a note I was talking about. We also heard that there. May they have been attempts to steal it so anyway in trying to prove or disprove some of these rumors I ended up speaking with people at the. US As Intrepid Museum which is where the two pieces of the heart were originally displayed. At first. They didn't know where it was. And then after a deep record search they found that they had sent sent the left piece of the wall to the German American pop artist. Peter Max in two thousand six that led me
Persistence of division: after the Berlin Wall
"Tomorrow marks thirty years since the Berlin Wall fell with the Iron Curtain Separating East West Young East Germans dash the last one hundred to the wall and will hold into the West by West German food. They don't come on. The wall was built overnight in nineteen sixty one dividing city and a country in symbolizing a divided continent but three decades ago. There was a change in the air. In East Germany. Revolutions had begun to sweep through central and eastern Europe. Communist rule was beginning thing to come to an end. There was a sense having lived in a pressure cooker not just that year but for a number of years preceding it and I think we all I decided to go on like this and macelroy is a senior editor at the economist in nineteen eighty nine. She was working as a correspondent in East Germany. My the experience that the fall of the Berlin Wall was sitting at a press conference with condition of ski head of the Berlin Party. Who accidentally fall by trying to relax travel restrictions and then saying for immediately so a number of us then rushed to checkpoint Charlie and do other crossing points tried to persuade border guards at the wall was they didn't believe us and then a couple of Acer it was on the evening news and that seemed to who people like a suction from across the city tens of thousands of people to go due to the wall and to stop shouting? Let us cross. Let Us Cross and about eleven o'clock in the evening. The gods was no other advice just gave up an I did that. And that's the way it happened. quickey is sue easy enthusiast. People celebrated celebrated on both sides of the wall some took to it with hammers and shovels tearing it down piece by piece not surprising lots of hugging lots tosses of vodka and we take some with the Berlin Wall in historical significance. WHO's a healing of the scar? God that ran throughout Germany it was a country being slotted back together again but it was also a Europe whole and free. It was about pushing. I'm back together something. It'd been destroyed in that Calamitous War in the twentieth century for those living in East Germany the change was profound and I watch television all night and I was in tears and I just couldn't believe what I saw. I have the feeling something's happening in this year. Of course no idea and no thought that the war would come down. Cornelia Guenter manages our Berlin Bureau who was born in East Germany. My knife has changed enormously many aspects first of all I was able to travel. That was always my wish and in my desire for me it was very very happy thing that has had a very positive impact on my life but not everyone in the east called at the same in his speech last month. German Chancellor Angela Markle who is herself east. Germany said in Ulster. Today must all learn to understand why live from many people in East Germany German unity has not been a solely positive experience. Reunification made successes of some victims of others. Today it's being debated like never before one of the interesting things that's happened in the last few years. Is that large parts of West Germany. How many have started to realize that the way that they look at reunification is not the way many people in the east so retort experienced? It's almost half of West German. Say They consider reunification to have been a success story and the same goes for less than a third of East Germans. Tom nuttal Berlin bureau chief. The speed with which change with brought to East Germany was almost unfathomable if Germany was to be folded into what was a modern market economy like West Germany. Then mass layoffs and deindustrialization the industrialization were inevitable. Because voss way to these Germany was simply uncompetitive with mass privatization of East German companies to bring them into onto the market. That was a union of the currencies that ensured that the East German currency could be exchanged at one to one rate for the West German deutschemark. Moth what that meant is that firms in East Germany. All of a sudden having to pay their workers salaries that they could no longer afford and voss way to them with bust overnight essentially and had to lay their workers off by one estimate. Eighty percent of East German workers at some point in the post reunification years found themselves out of a job. And do you see evidence of that trauma still today. Yes you do you see it. In a small but persistent economic gap wages ages in the east are between eighty to eighty five percent the average of what they are in the West as productivity gap the proportion of large German companies companies that are headquartered in the east is absolutely tiny and then you have things like they call it. The transfer of elite of the sort of upper echelon of public jobs in the East only four percent of them occupied by east.
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.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
"Reagan today a tribute to the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall it's on a site overlooking the location where president Reagan delivered his legendary speech imploring Mister Gorbachev tear down this wall well that was quite a memory anyway we have our Westwood One news correspondent jazz Henry standing by live in Berlin this morning so jazz good morning to you are actually good afternoon to you or early it's about it's about mid day right now and that was nineteen eighty seven the president Reagan made that speech at the Brandenburg gate two years later not necessarily a direct cause and effect a correlation but two years later the walking down we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of that to your tomorrow so it would that was a big big celebration the whole world celebrated with the with the German people when that happened but you know then they came to review the reality of reuniting east and West Germany and integrating them into the society of Europe so she was very celebratory van what's it like now sh well people are still happy particularly those who were alive at the time they can contrast what East Germany was like at the time and what it's like now but there a lot of people been born since then and some of them living in the eastern parts of Germany I feel that still yet today the economy is not as vibrant in that part of the country job opportunities perhaps educational opportunities don't match what's that exists in the west some people in the government here are admitting that there were some mistakes made when that they actually unified the east was just sort of brought into the western constitution there's some other things that might have been done differently but say it's hard to completely second gas because compared to many countries around the world be Germany has in you know what might seem a long time were short time depending on your view thirty years brought about quite to impress the reunification so are we listen to your montage that you made for us just a couple of minutes ago and at the end the woman was saying that the people in the east still don't feel I guess equal economically you know to the west is did you find that I've talked to some of people living in the eastern part of the country who formerly lived under the the old government and of course they say you know life is better now that we can travel you know we're not so contained and there's not be a network but foreman's that's one has to worry about the Stasi security service keeping an eye on everyone but they said that in the old west and East Germany there was sort of a collective mindset and neighborhood mindset that it was sort of grew from the better aspects of the communist ideal of people helping each other they say when they became in essence taken over by the west that said you know the capitalist system of every person out for themselves doggy dog what was hard to get used to and a lot of people particularly were sort of mid career at that time had a hard time making the jump of the sort that angle Americal has made a force you she's been chancellor here for fourteen years originally an east German but she's really more the exception than the rule in how well easterners have done but there are signs that slowly the economy salaries and such in the east are improving to up Terry T. with the west but that's still not the case chancellor Merkel of course open wide the the doors of Germany to refugees and a lot of them ended up in Berlin and we have young people the young workers coming from all across Europe in into Berlin so what are the company's able to hire them well they they into at both related and many of them into the eastern part of Germany someone in the in the western parts but she needs to Germany because of the period under communism they didn't become as multicultural as West Germany did West Germany brought in the guest workers from Turkey for instance in the nineteen seventies and so in the east there are people who are feeling you know I should be paid more for the work that I do there should be better opportunities and look there these people who don't look like me being brought into our city to be settled yeah they're probably going to compete for the same jobs and that's led to some dissatisfaction three mentioned the the unveiling or the showing of the statue of Ronald Reagan today what other kinds of celebrations are being planned well there's a big party is scheduled for tomorrow evening at the Brandenburg gate course the Brandenburg gate is where president Kennedy spoke in nineteen sixty three or call each bin ein Berliner speech president Reagan as we mentioned in nineteen eighty seven it's been the center of the city sense the eighteen hundreds of sort of ceremonial center so there will be a big concert there now there's some possibility it might be raining so that I could have it have an impact but as you can imagine that since this is Germany there'll be classical music and this is the evening wears on there will be a lot of like trying to dance music but if everyone were looking to see what sort of crowd might come out for that tree even putting the weather aside but I'm guessing it's probably a larger major going to be an older crowd people who remember the it's just the amazement of what happened November ninth nineteen eighty nine so we still have a lot of American troops in Germany and course all around Europe but in in Germany so are they are they showing up for either out in the streets for this I'm not seen any so far interestingly I was at a government events government sponsored event last night and the culture minister of Germany made up points to talk about how appreciative Germany in particular Germans of of her age work for the American support immediately after the wall fell and it came as a surprise to many people what happened afterward it might have been something short of reunification she said she was saying that they could be some sort of confederation or alliance but she said that president George H. W. bush was
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 germany" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"In East Germany would be measurable they still knew that they wanted to be with them instead of just leaving them behind the end to leave your oldest child with strangers hoping for the best for them knowing that you would probably never see them again but I still have trouble understanding how those people dealt with that we have legal documentation to immigrate to America and we bought a one way ticket on the M. S. Berlin which was one of the last immigrating to leave from German to New York it was a ten day journey we probably had the bunk in the lowest compartment way down in the bowels of the boat and on the ninth day and told us that if we wanted to get up early in the morning we may be able to see the statue of liberty and swing came into New York and I probably get up at two or three in the morning and to be towed up on the top of the boat and there was I'm sound a player no one was up there it was foggy misty just a real serene environment to to to and I was trying to work my way towards the front of the boat and hung on to various railings when all of a sudden I bumped into someone then I wanted to someone else and I didn't think anybody was up.
In Germany, Working Mothers Say They Face Job Discrimination
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from Google from Connecticut California from Mississippi to Minnesota. Millions of businesses are using Google tools to grow online learn. How Google is supporting businesses in your state at Google dot com mm slash economic impact? Now we have an update on Women's equality women say they are still excluded from many positions of power even in a country that is governed by a woman. The country is Germany where the chancellor's uncle miracle and our. Our correspondent for this story is N._p._R.'s Deborah Amos. It is highly derogatory an insult that describes working mothers and a slur untrue it turns out for a certain bird ready here. It is raven mother. It sounds worse Ersan German of Robin Mutter a Raven mother is a mother who does not care about our children who to Elminger as the president of the Berlin Social Science Research Center. She says the term Raven mother has a long history. From when Germans connected women with hearth and home not the workplace a raven mother is a mother who is interest primarily leans chop and just an an attractive woman so it's still a cultural thing this radio weather yeah I mean very much so even a man you know would say of causes Germany lags behind Europe's other big economies when it comes to women in business leadership roles. She says so women in Shami started way later than other European countries to enter the labour market in big numbers and that has to do with the history of German laws. My name is Bob. Are you one. I'm the C._E._O.. Of A big burden welfare organization that escort Palley. Not she says it was only nineteen. Seventy seven that legislative change gave women gender equality in marriage and at last addressed a fundamental question that kept women from taking jobs outside of the home women are allowed to work with all of the skinned women on the streets of Berlin have their own stories and that Richter says when she grew up in East Germany women were expected to work the kids went to state run kindergartens. She only learned about Raven mothers. When East and West Germany became one? It's really unfair because it keeps the women far from the job market. Goudron Westerman says she couldn't worry about name. Calling after her son was born she went right back to work. I was never thinking thinking about someone calling me raving mother because my husband had no job that would have allowed me to stay at home and here's another thing about choice working. Women in Germany often chose not to have kids which contributed to. A shrinking population it took a supermom to turn it around enter Ursula von Der line a medical doctor with seven children. She became family minister in two thousand five her new policies including better childcare for younger children and and parental leave for dad's help to reverse the decline later funder line became Germany's first female defense minister now. She's the likely next president of the European Council the first woman to hold that job but public opinion opinion takes time to change says the sociologist Elman Dinger. Nobody called underline a raven mother but they found other ways to complain. How can you show off your kids you know how can you even dare to do?
They faced down the tanks in Tiananmen Square. Now they want their children to forget it
"Thirty years ago. The Chinese government brutally crushed protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square thirty years later, many have forgotten the deadly truth about communism for the Colson center. I'm John Stonestreet. This is break point for two months in one thousand nine hundred nine students gathered in TNN square demanding political reforms, analogous to the economic reforms instituted by then chairman, dang Xiaoping after some initial indecision, the communist party decided to crack down on may twentieth. The government declared martial law. Moved two hundred and fifty thousand troops into Beijing on June. Third state run television warned Beijing residents to stay inside the next day, the army advanced towards Tiananmen Square protesters attempted to impede the army's advance and destroyed more than one hundred military vehicles and damaged nearly five hundred others, but ultimately resistance would prove to be futile, trucks, and armored personnel carriers. Join tanks and attack helicopters. The army's principal target was a ten meter tall statue dubbed. The god. Of democracy, which was erected by the students and bore a more than passing resemblance to the statue of liberty after first firing warning shots. The troops fired directly on the protesters estimates of the death toll range widely from hundreds to thousands and addition at least sixteen hundred people were arrested many imprisoned for more than two decades and others who were never seen again. The message from the communist party was clear to be rich might be as den once put it glorious, but forget about being free the events of June one thousand nine hundred nine make clear that the communist party was determined to retain, complete political, and social control will given this history with this regime. No one should be surprised at the recent crackdown on Chinese Christians and Muslims leaguers. But what is surprising is how many Chinese today are untroubled by the events of June hundred eighty nine even worse, the authors of a recent article in the Washington Post described a popular nostalgia for? Maza Dong mouse rule was among the most brutal in all of history. This is the Mao whose attempt to industrialize and collectivize China virtually overnight called the great leap forward killed at least forty five million people. This is the Mao who's great proletarian cultural revolution. Attempted to purge Chinese society of capitalism, traditional elements by killing between five hundred thousand and three million people and selling countless more into internal exile. Among its victims were the father and aunt of current leaders using thing who committed suicide as a result of being persecuted, the tragic irony is that any doubt from ou- only helps legitimize the authoritarianism and oppression. Now, expanding under g how can we make sense of this, selective and misguided historical memory will most of the nostalgic are too young to have personally, experienced mouse rule even more, they haven't been taught the truth about our TNN men and approved or state run schools. Of course that same thing. Can't be said a bus in the west who's a memory is often just as selective and just as wrong when it comes to communism writer, Cathy young who lived in the USSR until she was seventeen describes what she calls Kami chic now. She's not referring to Soviet apologised or sympathizers prior to nineteen Ninety-one. She's talking about the two thousand eighteen teen vogue article that urged readers to use. Karl Marx's ideas to understand how Donald Trump was elected president. She's referring to a two thousand seventeen New York Times op Ed insisting that women had better sex in communist east, Germany, or one, hard left publication that recently tweeted for all the Soviet Union's many faults by traversing. It's vast architectural landscape. We get a glimpse of what a built environment for the many not the few could look like. Now, if all we knew about communism where it's histories of oppression and mass murderer that should be enough to disavow us of any nostalgia for it as the authors of the black book of communism wrote communist regimes turned mass. Crime into a full blown system of government. The result was one hundred million plus debts including the martyrs of Tiananmen Square. But that tweet itself about building environments, for the many, not the few tells us all we need to know about the flawed worldview that undergirds this great historical evil to a communist, but society is always more important than the individual individuals must be sacrificed for the utopian and fantastical greater good that lies somewhere in the future, and always just beyond reach whenever it's tried in the past or in the future. This fatal flaw will leave fatalities because bad ideas have victims, the history of communism. Like it's worldview is neither glorious nor worthy of nostalgia
"east germany" Discussed on TechStuff
"And of course, you know, the the United States after that was still saying well that that really wasn't wasn't what was going on there. And it was just very hard to to deny when they had so much, and there was and there was a supposed to be a a a summit that was going to be going on like I think a week or two after this happened and it caused quite a stir in international politics. Yeah. That this and it was it was considered to be a very huge humiliating embarrassment for the United States and Khrushchev demanded that the United. States stopped flying over the the Soviet Union, or you know, they'd leave. I need to take my shoes off again. No put it back on now. No. And ultimately, the international community ended up citing more with the United States than with the Soviet Union. But other outcomes of this powers was was tried and convicted in the Soviet Union in August at your. He was sentenced to several years of prison followed by seven years of hard labor. But he ended up getting released as part of an exchange a prisoner exchange. Yes. For Rudolf Abel. Yeah. And that was that took place. All right kids, you might not know this. But when I was a kid there were two Germanies. There's an east Germany, and there was a west Germany and the exchange actually took place on a bridge between the borders of east, Berlin and west Berlin. And it was a very famous event. So now, there's no longer in east Germany and west Germany, but back when I was a kid there was and this is what this took place at that location. Because the there was a Soviet controlled part. And there was the German controlled part. All that is in the past. Now. Ask your parents about the Berlin Wall kids while they're there were no really I don't recall any other major famous incidents in which you U2. was involved. There was the European tour a tour. Yes, I was wondering how long I could go without making a YouTube joke, and then the answer was twenty seven minutes. We'll get right back to the discussion about the YouTube spy plane, and what that was all about in just a moment. But first, let's take another quick break to thank our sponsor. Mating matters the podcast that looks at human behavior through very sexy lens. I'm Dr Wendy Walsh. Let's face it. We're wired to reproduce so powerful. Is this instinct that it has secretly embedded itself? In nearly every human behavior mating matters podcast helps you understand yourself a little better human mating strategy plays out everywhere. Mating matters listening. Subscribe at apple podcasts on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to your podcast. Hey, guys..
"east germany" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"But as soon as the wall came down, it it came down with the quickness she was probably there at unification them. And the place where they had them live was east, Germany was an east Germany east Berlin. And had formerly been a style listening post. So every room in their house had like eight phone jacks, which was amazingly convenient. So until you really until you had a mental image of what was going on in your living room or your guest room guys French previous exactly, so I went to the first time, I visited east Berlin. It was six months. I guess before the wall came down. It was like in mayor June of of eighty are you taking credit? No, no as a result. No. They were not impressed by me. I went over and changed money and had this astonishing number of of eastern deutschemarks that I struggled to spend. And I went to the nicest restaurant in east Berlin. With a couple of like American friends, and we had a lavish and disgusting meal and were drunk, you ordered every bottle of everything. We're loud. And just the worst kind of man. I mean, we didn't we weren't wearing college sweatshirts that said like Dartmouth. So we weren't the worst kind of Americans. I mean, we at least looked like you didn't help the welcome. Now, you probably kept it up for a few months. Yeah. Like the ball the law when it comes out a few months earlier, if you guys that just been a little better behaved at dinner. It was kind of crazy that you could go over there and spend a day. I mean, you couldn't spend the night, but we spent a day and and struggled to to spend the amount of deutschemarks that we were forced to change. But then I I was in. I was in Florence and picked up the International Herald Tribune in it said crazy things going on in Berlin. And it was November ninth or something like that. And I immediately I didn't have. There was no reason for me to be in Florence. I had already exhausted all of the people that might have hosted me, and they were your travel is based not on first attractions, but who has attached? Yeah. They were. Well, ready? For me to to be gone. And so I jumped on a train and showed up in Berlin, you know, a day and a half later, and are you in the videos like with a hammer I looked for myself in every photograph. I mean, I had really long hair, and I had a hammer, and I found it on the wall, and I sat on top of it. And people took my picture there were lots of photographers there. But I've never found myself in all of those books and reports I'm just like come on one picture is all I ask just let my experience be documented by one notable. I love this idea of US. I'm kind of Forrest Gump character popping up at every important juncture of history. Yeah, I like it too. But it's unfortunately like as far as the world is concerned. It's I'm invisible. I do pop up everywhere. But I'm I'm not even sure am I real maybe you'll if this holds maybe you'll get to see track sixty one someday is this is this Garfield without Garfield. Are you just John like talking pathetically to himself? Everyone else who listens to this podcast. Just hears me talking. I have created you. But the the when Berlin was first unified there were all those ghosts stations which actually have a name in German guy stood on the hor- gosh star bond Hof ghost trains in early. Go stations in they were perfectly preserved in their ninth or not perfectly, but they were preserved in their state in nineteen sixty one what they had been with advertisements on the walls on ice and little, you know, direction signs and old phones and stuff in the offices. And so the German transit authorities wanted to reopen these stations, but they didn't quite have the sentimentality for eastern Europe that we do now. And so they didn't keep any of the old ads. They didn't preserve any of the stations in there guys to bounce off in their haunted state. They're they're shy Sabban Hof state. They could've you know, put up plexiglass over the old Shirley today you walked through. And it's just all these sixties era ads for north soups, or whatever people would love it. But..
"east germany" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Stars German actor Janas nine as a young east German border. God who's forced across the iron curtain spy for the east German secret police, the Stasi the serious has a cult following outside of Germany and has won multiple awards. So has Janas ni- who's been honored as outstanding actor at the Monte Carlo television festival. The eagerly awaited second series has been three years in the making and goes on released this weekend. Is back in Deutschland eighty six and joins us now. Hello yoenis. Hello, keith. And the first serious your character. Martin arou- works undercover as more. It's spam. This time as mission takes them to South Africa and Anguilla, Libya, Paris, west Berlin and east Germany three years can really change, ma'am. How has your character changed since the first series three years ago? Well, his character may have changed in a way that we know that he had some really intense experiences during his journey through west Germany in eighty three. So he. I mean, he killed a man he had to bury a girl that he loved in the forest, so really really heavy stuff. And that changed him a lot. And now he had three years to maybe maybe find a way to deal with all these experiences, and as well, he has a three-year-old son living in east Berlin with his ex girlfriend Schneider that he's never seen before. So not yet. So he's being in Angola isolated and wishing nothing more than coming back to east Germany to once. He is son. Yeah. Makes sense. And what was your favorite scene to film for the new series toys land, eighty six while are lot of of crazy scenes in that series? Actually, you know, there's one sequence that I really love it's been shot in the unions. They call it the Jones in Cape Town. It's it's it's it's like like desert, but only for a few kilometers. You're driving on in four oh four hours into vis vis coupons. And you feel like in the Libyan desert, and we have one one episode that's playing there. And it's look it's just looking really really happy. I loved it. Episode. That's going to be in. So we can look I I it's got to be four. I guess. Yeah. Five is going to be Peres Harris. Very nice. How did you like Paris? Well, actually, I know Perez were very well. But we haven't been to Paris in in this series. Like, originally, we shot, Paris and Libya and South African everything in and around Cape Town, so even east Berlin has been shot in Cape Town, we found everything there. How did you like South Africa? Well, it's been an intense time I have to admit it's been three months of working there for me and nonstop plus a plus a time of preparing they're working on the scripts and stuff and found that Capetown itself. It's been kind of a of an island in Africa, actually, and like a western island because if you land in South Africa in Cape Town, and you drive by car into the city, you you pass along kilometers of slums. And then you're suddenly in this western town. And I don't know. I mean, we we worked with a with a whole South African team like the crew has been like Hosa only South African people, and that's been a different kind of workflow, but I really enjoyed it. And we talked a lot about our experiences like the differences of experiences that the German crew had like the tiny part of the German crew that's been in South Africa had in the eighty s and in contrast to that what the South African part during the apartheid in the eighty s what their experiences were. And that's been really really interesting. So and I took rentals and drove along. Drove around in the in the countryside. And it's been like I've never seen something like this before it's been the first time for me on the African continent. And it's been it's been totally overwhelming, actually. But it's been a great time. And I got I got a lot of things to tell at grandkids now. Absolutely. As some of the colors in Africa are so vibrant and the wildlife. It's just amazing. Yeah. That's absolutely true. You don't find that in Europe, anywhere? That's that's absolutely true. And of course, I got in touch with with a Hygena. With Leo pilots is this even English word. I don't know. It's a gentleman monkeys on the street that wouldn't pass all the cars had to stop because the monkeys felt very comfortable on the streets. It's been really, you know, it's been such a such a different world and. I feel really blessed that I had the opportunity to to not only come there, and you know, and be the white person making holidays in Africa. But also really get in touch with the people there working with them. And that's I think that's that's a big big luck for me. Yes. Is a huge bonus. A huge bonus. We're talking to Yona sny on inside Europe. And let's talk about the music because the music from the first series was amazing unsurprisingly Deutschland eighty six also has a great Santrac. Love at Somerset does Falco, and they come and also on talk talk salt and pepper and the talking heads. How'd you like this music because you were born in the nineties? I dunno. It's not my youth time. I have a big connection to the eighty s music because I always sang those sounds with.
"east germany" Discussed on Inside Europe
"The political thriller Deutschland Eighty-three was the first German language TV series to be picked up by a network in the United States. It's set during the Cold War that's when Germany was divided and stars German actor Yona sny as a young east German border God who's forced across the Aren curtain to spy for the east German secret police, the Stasi, the serious, a cult, following outside of Germany and has won multiple awards. So has Yona sny who's been honored as out standing actor at the Monte Carlo television festival the eagerly-awaited second series as three years in the making goes on release this we can sny is back in Deutschland eighty six and joins us. Now Hello? Yoenis. Hello, Keith. And the first series, your character. Martin Orion works undercover as more. It's scam. This time as mission takes them to south. Africa on Gola Libya powerless, west Berlin and east Germany. Three years can really change mum. How has your character change since the first series three years ago? Well, his character may have changed in a way that we know that he had some really intense experiences doing his Johnny through west Germany in eighty three. So he. I mean, he killed a man. He had to bury a girl that he loved in the forest. So really, really heavy stuff and that changed him a lot. And now he had three years to maybe maybe find a way to deal with all these experiences and as well. He has a three year old son living in east Berlin with his ex girlfriend, Annette Schneider that he's never seen before. So not yet. So he's being in on Gola isolated and wishing nothing more than coming back to east Germany to once he his son yet. Makes sense. And what was your favorite scene to film for the niece areas? Torch Lon eighty six while there are a lot of of crazies internet series. Actually, you know, there's one sequence that I really love. It's been shot in the unions. They call it the dunes in Cape Town. It's it's, it's it's like like a desert, but only for a few kilometres. But. But you driving on info four xlt into this this June's, and you feel like in the Libyan desert. And we have one one episode that's playing there and it's, it's just looking really, really Opik. I loved it to know episode that's going to be in so we can look, I I, it's going to be four, I guess. Yeah, fives going to be Peres Harris. Very nice. How did you like powers? Well, actually, I know Peres very well, but we haven't been to Paris in in this series like origin, really we shot Perez and Libya and Gola and South African everything in around Cape Town. So even east Berlin has been shot in Cape Town, we found everything hard. Is you like South Africa? Well, it's been an intense time. I have to admit it's been three months of working there for me and non stop plus a plus a time of preparing them. Working on the scripts and stuff. And I found that Capetown at salve it's been kind of a of an island in Africa, actually, and like a western island. Because if you land in South Africa in Cape Town and you drive by car into the city you, you pass along kilometers of of slums, and then you're suddenly in this western town and and it's, I don't know. I mean, we we worked with a with a whole South African team like the crew has been like Hosa only South African people, and that's been a different kind of workflow, but I really enjoyed it. And we talked a lot about our experiences like the differences of experiences that the German crew had like tiny part of the German crew that spin in South Africa had in the eighties. And in contrast to that, what the South African part during the. Tied in the s what their experiences were, and that's been really, really interesting. So and I took rantel's and and drove along drove around in the in the countryside, and it's been like, I've never seen something like this before. It's been the first time for me on the African continent, and it's been..
"east germany" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"And by forcing myself to look at what I'm saying on a regular basis, it makes you hyper aware when you're doing things that make it less likely for someone to believe you or betray the point that you're making reduce the sense of communicated conviction. So that's a super helpful way of getting some of that stuff. That's great. So negotiation, your body is often getting for you. So seven percent of the meaning of the things that I'm communicating with the words I choose thirty eight percent of it is my inflection, and then fifty. Five percent of it is your body language, the non verbal communication cues that you were just mentioning. And so when I'm talking to you, am I closing my body language, meaning my crossing my arms and my protecting my vital organs. There's the fig leaf or sometimes people cross their hands and put it in their lap covering their genitals. That's one of the most frequent things a little kids do when they're in trouble. They kind of cover themselves up. There was a woman that I knew years ago who taught who is a charisma coach, and she focused very heavily on teaching women how to take up more physical space in boardroom environments because how much physical space you take up communicates. Level of confidence that you have implicitly. So women often when they're sitting, they will cross their legs up with their hands in their lap, and they'll lean forward that's making themselves as small as they can possibly make themselves. Whereas you look at like a male CEO of a company, his hands or behind his head is feeder up on the desk, ease taking up a ludicrous amount of space. It's like an, I hate this term, but man spreading on like public transit share. That's a dominance play in some sense, right? Yeah. And then you can tell who read about it somewhere and is now doing a lot of it because they are taking up space in a way where they're clearly uncomfortable. Yeah, because they're stretched out so far. Yeah, too much. And you know, interestingly, I actually went in back in the nineties when I lived in the former east Germany, a friend of mine and I were in west Germany on a trip, and he goes, you know, you can always tell east Germans from west Germans. By the way they sit and I said, what? What are you talking about? It never heard of nonverbal communication at this point of his seventeen years old and he goes, yeah, look at these two guys and they were like really spread out arm across the other chair. You know, they had their stuff on another chair. They had taken up this whole table of for for for chairs with two guys. And I said, okay, whatever, maybe. And then he goes, go ask them where they're from. And I said, well, that's gonna be weird. I can't start a conversation with a stranger, and he goes do it in English. They won't care. All right. You're right. Hey, where are you guys from Germany? Yes. Would it from Munich? Have you been there? You know, have you been there? And I'm like, okay, you're right. But then he kept doing this and he would see a guy on a train tram. And the guy would be sitting there with his legs forward his hands in his lap. His shoulders forward and just looking straightforward and he'd go, I bet that guys from east Germany and I went no way and he goes up and he asked him and he goes, sir, where are you from? And he goes, oh, you know, from hilar- in east Germany, and he goes, yeah, and he just kept doing that. And I thought this is so interesting because not only is it a gender thing. Cultures will teach people to behave in a certain way. So Americans we man spreading is inherently a western thing, not just a guy thing or Spurs jangling when we walked in there. That's right. You go to go to Asia. There's not a lot of men spreading go on there. Probably there may be different things happening of clueless, totally. And often in bilingual, it's less important what people are specifically doing what we're mentioning here, broad base, cues it or use, right? No, but reality. It's also deviation from the baseline. So people will tell you when you're either developing poker reads on people at a poker table, it's not specific things that they're doing, but it's what, what things they're doing, their deviations from norm..
"east germany" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Audubon I mean people have to remember. Or or be informed that you know east Berlin Berlin was in. The middle of east Germany was not in the middle dividing line between the two Germanies it. Was like an ac- an island in the sea of the communist east German east Germany so supplies had to be brought in In from the west and so Anderson had been reporting very honestly about various problems the. Americans had with, you know being shot at he is reporting on a certain amount of anti-american feeling and west Germany and so on and so. Forth and this got him in trouble and he was branded a pro-communist and so on and so forth so both Anderton and sure involved? In, these, two tunnels where were not exactly favorites of the of the White House at this point in addition Kennedy is hostile to the big foot media television and newspapers. The New York Times says cross Kennedy by publishing what he considers to be state. Secrets Pierre, Salinger is the press secretary is he is the Kennedy administration is Jack. Kennedy through Pierre Salinger Dean Rusk are. They leaning on the heads of CBS NBC the New York Times. So they've pushing absolutely absolutely and I think it's one of the another one of the surprises. In the book is that I think Many people today have an image of Kennedy being very media friendly media Darlene and they loved him and he loved, the media, and the other beautiful wife and everything else in reality he had the same love hate, relationship with the media has almost. Every president and even presidential candidate and in fact he was extremely hostile towards so a lot of. The things the press was doing he fought back to even tap the phone of a leading New York Times reporter. Had j. Edgar, Hoover do, it he set up an office that actually, was a forerunner. Of Nixon's use of the, CIA and domestic surveillance so the picture in the book the Kennedy is quite different I think a lot of people would see would agree that a lot of things he. Did in terms of Berlin and compromising and preventing World War three I think they will? Be, they. Will cheer him on but I think the. Picture of him being maybe a little paranoid and overly hostile Oh and, we should we seem to suppress you know press coverage is is quite. A different picture, the NBC crew is called. In they know that the tunnel is going they're going. To crack through the basement of the tenement on the other side they're going. To send out all the signals for. The refugees for the family members to gather one at a time they've got elaborate signaling system the Stasi..
"east germany" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"So US, transports were being shot at as they brought supplies in over the Audubon I mean people have to remember Or or be informed that east Berlin Berlin was in the middle of east Germany was not. In the middle. Dividing line, between the two Germanies it was like an, ac- an island. In the sea of the, communist east German east Germany so supplies had to be brought in from the west and so entertaining been reporting very honestly about various problems the American Chad with. You know being shot at here's reporting on a certain amount of anti-american feeling in west Germany and so on and so forth and this got him in trouble and he was branded a pro-communist and so on and so forth so both Anderton and sure involved? In, these, two tunnels were were not exactly favorites of the of the White House at this point in addition Kennedy is hostile to the big foot media television and newspapers. The New York Times says cross Kennedy by publishing what he considers to be state. Secrets Pierre, Salinger is the press Secretary. Is he is the Kennedy administration is Jack Kennedy through Pierre Salinger. Dean Rusk are they leaning on the heads of CBS NBC the New York Times so they'd. Pushing absolutely absolutely and I think it's one of the another one of the surprises in the book is that I think many people, today have, an image of, Kennedy being very media friendly media Darlene and they loved him and he loved the media and the. Other beautiful wife and everything else in reality he had the same love hate relationship with the media. Has almost every president and even presidential candidate and in fact he was extremely hostile towards so a lot of the. Things the press. Was doing, he fought back to tap the phone of, a leading New. York Times reporter had j., Edgar Hoover do it he set up an office that actually was a forerunner of Nixon's Use of the CIA and domestic, surveillance so, the picture, in the book of Kennedy, is quite, different I think a. Lot of people. Would see would agree that a lot of things he did in terms of Berlin and you know. Compromising and preventing World War three I think they will be they will cheer him on? But, I. Think the picture of him being maybe a. Little paranoid and older -ly a hostile and wishing to suppress you know press coverage is is quite a different picture the, NBC crew is, called in they know that the tunnel is going they're going to crack through the basement of. The tenement, on the other side they're, going to send out all the signals for the refugees for the family. Members to gather, one at a time they've. Got elaborate signaling system the Stasi shoot to kill everybody..
"east germany" Discussed on WSB-AM
"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 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 iran farren sixty four and sixty six so i experienced the wall and i think when you go back now especially 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 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 stones that mark where the wall used to be the whole length of the wall 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 wall no you didn't know you had superhuman powers did you go through that as best as spilled wall yeah so it's definitely still alive the side 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 we'll how can i be of service to your son living they're 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 could open something like a roth ira account for him now and i was hoping maybe not to be able to let him know about this.
"east germany" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"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 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 barron sixty four and sixty six so i experienced the wall and i think when you go back now especially to the wall memorials i'm a little more touched by it because i can still remember that feeling of the division and i did go into east germany or east berlin for 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 stones that mark where the wall used to be the whole length on the wall and you can be walking across the street and all of a sudden there's that line and you go i'm going through the wall 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 we'll how can i be of service to your son living they're 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 could open something like a roth ira account for him now i was hoping maybe not to be able to let him know about this.
"east germany" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Last couple of weeks the first time after he met with kim young show and then in a press conference last week in the rose garden shinzo obey there is a potential still for them to sign an agreement to end the korean war it would not be a peace treaty and i'm also told that any agreement to end the korean war would not be a standalone type of thing it would be included in the overall umbrella of denuclearization there you go and how many years is that sixty five years nineteen fiftythree that's a long time and it's not just about deescalation it's about ending this i mean could you imagine i suffered through this to a small degree and my mom to a large degree with her relatives recognise germany my aunt my uncle class they were stuck in east germany my aunt my uncle reiner my mother non at my grandmother elizabeth called her mummy they were on the west side so we can visit them it was a real hassle to get to east germany and then the wall came down big deal well korean north korea south korea way worse east germany their leadership was a dictatorship to a degree communist but they weren't doing that they weren't raping kids the leaders weren't doing things of that nature they still were feeding their people that were winning olympics they had academically very high test scores low crime you know what i'm talking about art was to a degree promoted but you look at north korea and it doesn't have any of the attributes of east germany and so i'm not trying to compare in a sense of promoting communism but there are differences in communist nations and states and north korea's an embarrassment it's an embarrassment and that's why no different than whenever we worked with fidel castro or his brother raul now there's a new president cuba remember what cubans who escaped said they said don't trust either one of them they have harmed us to the core we despise them.
"east germany" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Go you know opposed because it was the timeline etiquette sorta do that november of eighty three when i was still prime minister i guess i was rusted out of my sleep one too many times i decided claire war on germany and i have a nice little war certificate hanging up on the wall right there i think that's it anyway then i forgot all about it and then a few years ago it was really through my records and i pulled this thing out well that's kinda cute that's neat and having to do a little research and discover that east germany still exists in the form of a tiny island off the coast of cuba it's called earn stalemate island and it was given by cuba to east germany back in nineteen seventy something three i think fidel castro gave it to the east germany i guess it was sort of a symbolic thing but essentially became east german territory they have statue a statue on there and so forth and it was never addressed in the unification treaty so it was sort of like one of those limbo kind of things so i guess we're still at war with germany at least that's how we're going with it now there's nobody on this island is uninhabited except for marine iguanas so those would be the only existing east germans out there are marine iguanas and because we can't go there because we are still subject unfortunately the us restrictions are traveling to cuba you can't really engage in peace with the marine one is there and so we will probably be worth for every for as long as the embargo goes on we would like to go there someday making peace with marina guana 's look at this guy he's dressed up like a war general strutting around his property like feel castro and then in the middle of all this you somehow managed to land himself a wife or is he calls her the first lady i let the first lady through my space which is really not that popular anymore but the big thing back years ago and we had both ended in concert of all things and i noticed you know this kind of thing and we sort of circling indicating that way and she i didn't really present myself kind of like a separate thing my civilian my non.
"east germany" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Tanks and go you know stand up opposed because it was you know the time we had to do that november of eighty three when i was still prime minister i guess i was rusted out of my sleep one too many times site declare war on germany and license war certificate hanging on the wall right there i think that's it anyway then i forgot all about it and then a few years ago it was really through my represented pulled this thing out and well that's kind of cute that's neat and having a little research and discover that east germany still exists in the form of a tiny island off the coast of cuba it's called earn stalemate island and it was given by cuba to east germany back in nineteen seventy something three think fidel castro gave it to the to the east germany i guess it was sort of a symbolic thing but essentially became east german territory they have statue a statue on there and so forth and it was never addressed in the unification treaty so it was sort of like one of those limbo kind of things so i guess we're still at war with germany at least that's how we're going with it now there's nobody on this island is uninhabited except for marine iguanas so those would be the only existing us germans out there and because we can't go there because we are still subject unfortunately the us restrictions of traveling to cuba you can't really engage in peace with the marine one is there and so we will probably be a worthy for ever for as long as at least the embargo goes on we would like to go there someday making peace with marina guana 's i mean look at this guy he's dressed up like a war general strutting around his property like fidel castro and then the middle of all this somehow managed to land himself a wife or is he calls her the first lady i let the first lady through my space copulating horrible thing back years ago and we welcome concert all things and i noticed her knows kind of thing and we sort of getting that way and she didn't really present myself it's kind of like a separate thing my civilian nonpresidency than.
"east germany" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Of the most important lines in history especially when it comes to communism and the defeat of communism take a listener that's just the one line mr gorbachev tear down this war now that one line was issued by ronald reagan nineteen 8070 standing before the brandenburg gate in west germany that gate was closed between west germany in east germany east germany was all communist west germany uh was free and reagan was going to an economic summit italy wanted to make a stop at brandburg to deliver the speech reagan was always one four great political theater and choosing that location was very very important to the theater that he wanted to bring forward if you do any research on reagan's life you know he was he was at actor prior to getting into politics he was an actor he was head of the the the actor's union and that was kind of his entry into politics head of that union but he was one trick pony he just always was against communism and had been making talks and doing films and radio spots against communism that was his whole thing he just he loath communists he becomes governor the state of california it was a pretty damn tough talking governor effect sherry maybe you could pull out of the files that one thai where there were there was riding on the uc berkeley campus and the rioters at uc berkeley thick this was like 19th sixty nine we pulled this from a documentary so you hear some funky hippie music at the background but there's a ride at the uc berkeley campus not unlike the riots we've seen you know this year or at or last year i should say at you he berkeley and reagan was governor he said dammit you guys stop this nonsense right now because we're going to lock all of you up mmhmm i mean he was just a tough talking governor and he said even accent clean up the mess at berkeley yeah this is so he goes for being an actor to this big time anticommunist activist to the governor and here's what he said about the the riots at uc berkeley idled thing taking to the streets and rioting and disordered has ever sound anything river will truth of the matter is this has to stop than it has to stuff like the day before yesterday and it's going to be stopped whatever it takes i would like to propose.
"east germany" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"On the kurds shouldn't dick america east germany's similar words word now the united states has confessed that they are forming a tara army on on our border what we have to do with drunk of this terror army before it is born what will this mean for nato the week when india bypassed his rival pakistan as it set up a new trade route to cobble when an independent news website in the philippines was owed it to close and the president accused it of spreading fake news it is a privilege in abyan will graphic freight you up over a hill an appeal the rivoli and as the former yugoslav republic of macedonia prepares to change its name we look at wine names matter all that after this the news with sue montgomery recriminations have begun in the united states solved the senate failed to pass a government spending bill leading to a shutdown of many government services the white house accused the democrats have putting politics above the interests of the american people of you echoed by the republican leader of the senate mitch mcconnell rush what was on the floor was a cynical decision buscetta democrats shove assad millions of americans for the sake of irresponsible political games a government shutdown was one hundred percent avoidable that the leader of the democrats in the form it chuck schumer accused president trump of rejecting to compromise deal the tump in all saint this will be called a trump shut down because there is no one who deserves the blame for the position we find ourselves in more than president trump he walked away from two bipartisan deals including one today in which i even put the border wall on the table what will it take for president trump to say yes and learn how to execute the rudiments of government the shutdown coincides with the end of our three of mr trump taking office andrew walker looks at its potential economic costs the most immediate impact of shutting down large parts of the us government will be on the workers who have no paychex coming in they may get paid retrospectively when the shutdown ends but that will be a decision for congress in the meantime there will be a mounting impact on their spending is the shutdown continues is likely to especially effect they're spending alessia essential items such as entertainment or holidays privatesector suppliers and contractors will also find their business and.