The Berlin Wall

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Today is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Twenty-five years ago, I was a junior in college working as a teaching assistant for my school’s foreign language study program in Lyon, France. Armed with our Eurail passes and someone’s Lonely Planet guide, a group of us took an incredibly long train journey to Berlin…

Please read my friend’s musings on the Berlin Wall.

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  1. I was there too! I flew over and met some friends and we all chipped away. I’m telling the story over and over lately, but I clearly remember when an East German man came over and asked if I would chip him off a piece. When I did, he asked how much I wanted for it. “You’re American, right?” he asked. “But it’s your wall, isn’t it?” I replied. He then asked if he could borrow my tools so that he, too, could help dismantle the wall. Quite a time. (And maybe we saw each other there but didn’t know that one day we’d be living next to each other … until I moved away.)

  2. I LOVE this story. For the life of me, I can’t remember where we got the tools to chip away at the wall! Wouldn’t that be crazy if we HAD seen each other?! We sure do miss you guys…

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