When the GDR still existed….
On the occasion of Reunification Day that we just celebrated I look back to the old times when there were still 2 Germanies. My mother grew up in East Germany, and although she moved away as a teenager, she is still in touch with some childhood friends, so the subject has always been present in our family – at least more than for those who had no relations at all with the other part of Germany.
What I remember is for example is an annoying bureaucracy of the East German authorities if you wanted to visit somebody in the GDR. It took us 3 attemps until we finally succeeded in travelling to Saxony. The first time the official invitation letter our friends had to send us arrived too late, the second time they misspelled my Grandma’s maiden name.
When we finally got there, I remember…
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