National Day in Germany

Every year on October the third is the national reunion (East and West) day in Germany titled “Tag der Deutschen Einheit”: divided for 40 years the two states joined 1989 again – after the people of East Germany had made a series of street protests.


BERLIN on my mind a video by Frizztext on Flickr: slide show and guitar by myself, the band: my talented friend L. on Yamaha keyboards

Maybe I’m allowed to mention, that my mother lived in East Germany – and me in the West. Four pictures below by frizztext:
1knee-fall2Checkpoint Charlie
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3Escape, 1989/Nov/94Brandenburger-Tor
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related:
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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/10/three-eyewitness-scenes-from-berlin-1950-1973-2013/280184/#comments
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2 – my Berlin photo gallery:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/frizztext/sets/72157629597316299/
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About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

20 responses to “National Day in Germany

  1. Reblogged this on Journey Of A Nifty Day Trader and commented:
    National Day in Germany

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  2. How long were you separated? That must have been very difficult for both of you.

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    • immediately after birth 1945 she gave me into an orphanage in Wuppertal (West Germany) – and traveled to her parents in East Germany, island of Rugen, Baltic Sea. I searched 40 years to find her – difficult behind the Iron Curtain…

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      • resume of my biography? It is not good, if states have too much influence on the individual life-lines of families …
        national-day
        photo by frizztext: three helicopters over Berlin

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        • She probably thought you will have a better life than being raised by her.

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          • It was a risky decision. She later said she would have thought I would die anyway. All war zones, even today in Africa and Arabia, producing orphans. Even my mother could not have imagined that I would fall as a toddler in the hands of an abusive ex-concentration camp overseer. Germany has its inconveniences. India, Somalia, Syria – of course even more.

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  3. reunification is something I will never forget. I was in germany during the summer after the fall of “berliner mauer” and I saw all the people from the east coming to the west. It was so nice to speak with them…
    There are many stories to tell about families divided between east and west !

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  4. That war and its aftermath caused so much pain. Glad you could pick up the pieces.

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    • yes at first WW2 and the absurd racism of the Germans – I was a collateral damage of this world war 2 – and my mother was a victim of the communism behind the wall on the other side of the wall. My life was a hard struggle trying to optimize at least small islands in a sea of a right-wing madness …

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  5. Your story and your music are a wonderful story

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  6. Excellent video, music and photos, Friiz. Your music make me want to dance.
    Kind greetings,
    Marianne

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  7. A phoenix, Frizz, a phoenix – you and Germany

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  8. Caddo

    Your story is full of heartbreak, Frizz–and your spirit is indomitable. God bless you.

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  9. Very pool sounds and photo montage. Uplifting and inspiring

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  10. buenos dias – it’s 4:30 in the manana here, and i spent the night at a friends’ hostal in order to get a jump start on the day. i’ll be leaving at dawn to meet a tour group and will be w/them for a few days.. so glad to have a handful of hours to read a few posts and see what’s happening in the world.

    it’s always great to see what’s happening in your world and to enjoy a little wake-up music! thanks! z

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  11. An important event to celebrate!

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