Friday, November 20, 2009

In praise of the Berlin Wall

A little late for the 20th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall, I'm adding parts of an East German pamphlet released shortly after the Wall was erected. It praises the Wall as a victory for peace and socialism, and a defeat for West German militarists. It has an interesting section in which a veteran of the forces that built the Wall looks back 100 years later, and takes pride in his achievements. Things didn't quite turn out that way.

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