Tag Archives: East Germany

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I am flying home

I am originally from Ukraine, but I moved to Berlin when I was a kid together with my parents…. they are Jewish, you see. People here often ask me whether i am nostalgic about Ukraine… perhaps I was only during my first two-three years in Germany, I remember we flew to Kiev...
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Chanting for East Germany

Back in the 1980s I had pen pals in East Germany. I was studying German at the university and that was the only way for Soviet citizens to practice the language with native speakers. In 1989 the Soviet Union travelling regulations got looser and I finally had the possibility to...