Monthly Archives: March 2012

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‘I’m really interested to show other people how it was’

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‘We’ve got quite common experiences which maybe differ in some details’

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‘Events like this are actually quite useful…’

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‘I just remember having a very happy childhood’

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Memory Triggers

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Books

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Youth Groups

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The Trabi

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‘The Stasi knew everything about her’

I want to tell a story that I remember very well, even though I was only five years old at the time (1971). We had just moved to a big house in Leipzig when my mother’s best friend from school … Continue reading

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Food Rationing

I remember the way food was rationed during communist years. As I recall there was one bread for every adult and half a bread for every child. I remember the empty grocery stores. The butcher only had pork legs for … Continue reading