1 post from day 01/01/2014


We had lived in the Zehlendorf neighborhood of Berlin for half a year with our young children in 1972, when the Berlin Wall separated East from West, during a period of détente.  This visit was our first to unified Germany under the outstanding leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel.  She spoke to a huge cheering crowd, estimated by the BBC at 5,000 people,  at the Brandenburg Gate during our visit, which was thrilling for us.  She began her speech by saying the 100,000 Jews living in ... Continue Reading