I just found these pictures in a box. They're from a school trip to Berlin just before Christmas in 1981, when I was fifteen. My memories of the trip, which was not very long, are much more convivial than these pictures suggest; the moment I remember most vividly was meeting some girls in a cafe in East Berlin and asking them if they wanted to 'escape to the West'. The answer was an emphatic 'no', not because they were frightened (I don't think) but because they had no need to flee.
|I wonder who got that bit of the Wall...|
|Graves of those who died trying to cross the Berlin Wall. 'Unbekannt' means unknown.|
|The Iron Curtain, viewed from a train between Hamburg and Berlin|
When did the Second World War end, exactly?