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Mit und ohne.


February 5, 2018 marked the date when the Berlin Wall was gone for the same amount of time that it divided the city and the world from 1961 to 1989: 28 years, 2 months, and 27 days.

My brother is 28, born in the wind of change of autumn ‘89.

Today I visited for the first time Berlin Wall Memorial and I was deeply impressed and intimidated by the remaining original parts of the wall which will always be linked to my childhood.

Shall we never forget how painful that separation of a nation has been to so many families.

Aus meinem Leben. Zeilen an einen Freund.


“My dear friend, … Today is a special day in my life and in history as 26 years ago the wall came down. I would not be in Luxembourg without this unique event and I will always remember this day. We were watching television in the evening, I had my 2-month-old brother in my arms and all of the sudden in the news they told us that if we want we can go to West-Germany as the border is open. We thought they were kidding but as we already had west-tv they confirmed the story and we saw first pictures from Berlin where people crossed the border crying, laughing… The next morning 5 of my classmates were missing, they had left our town the same evening with their families as we all thought they will close the border again after some days. But no… ”

Grateful that this day exists in German history!