Monday, November 9, 2009

Der Mauerfall

Heute vor zwanzig Jahren hat die Mauer ihren Schrecken zwischen Ost und West verloren. Dieses Jahrhundertereignis hat eine besondere Bedeutung für mich als Wahl-Deutscher und Partner von einem Deutschen.

Niemand sollte dieses Leid spuren, aber diese Freiheit…alle.

Ich bin mal weg,

Twenty years ago today, Honecker's tiger--the Berlin Wall--lost its teeth for good. This once-in-a-lifetime event has special meaning for me as an American expat living in Germany for the last fifteen years (and with my partner from East Berlin for the last eleven).

No one should feel this suffering, but everyone should know this freedom.

I must be off (Angela Merkel is talking about her experience of Nov. 9, 1989),

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