West Germany: Of Pride & Politics

"As a people, Germans still have not come to rest," warned West Berlin's Mayor Willy Brandt in Manhattan last week. His words were aptly illustrated in his home town, where some 400,000 West Berliners visited relatives in East Berlin on special Easter passes. Even more restless was an East German family of five who stole across the Wall, a 17-year-old girl who swam across a boundary canal, and an East German engineer who bilked a West German visiting East Berlin over Easter out of his identity papers by posing as a member of the secret police, then used the...

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