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Juni 1988
Berlin (West), die Mauer in Berlin-Kreuzberg

My First Time to East Berlin

MY FIRST TIME IN EAST BERLIN by James Bovard This is the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — one of the most glorious moments in the modern history of freedom. I first passed through that wall while hitchhiking around Europe in the summer of 1977. After camping in West German woods […]

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My First Encounter with Hitler’s Sea Wall – 1977

This is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. It is a great blessing that western Europe is now at peace – regardless of how much political leaders squabble at the commemoration ceremony. D-Day back in the news reminds me of my first visit to World War Two venues. In 1977, after dropping […]

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