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25 years since the Berlin Wall came tumbling down

My first trip to the German Democratic Republic was not the nicest one I’ve ever been on.
It was the summer of 1988, and it took my parents all the way from Solingen to the border to lull one-year-old me to sleep. We were on the way to visit friends in East-German city Dresden.

 

“When we got to the border at Herleshausen, I was hoping they’d wave us right through, with you sleeping away on the backseat”, my mum Marion recalls. However, the border guard was not sympathetic.

 

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