On the 9th of November it will be 24 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. On this occasion our director will talk about her docu trip to the Berlins in the USA: One in particular – the one and only remaining East Berlin in Pennsylvania, USA. This small picturesque town, only two hours north of Washington D.C. also has a Cold War story to tell. Tune in to Süpermercado at Funkhaus Europa tomorrow at 11am CET.
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Dorit used to live in Neu Kölln – Berlin Germany. In the final days of the Second War war, together with her mom she spent several weeks in a bunker in Friedrichs- strasse. One warm summers’ day in 1948 when Dorit was playing with her friend, the sky above her was roaring with planes again, this time tossing Hershey bars to the children of Berlin.
In 1953, Dorits’ mom married an American soldier and moved to Georgia, U.S.A..
Only a few years later Dorit herself married a G.I. and followed his assignments all around the world Okinawa, Japan, Augsburg , Germany Rhode Island & Boston, USA. She is now retired in New Braunfels close to New Berlin, Texas. In 2006 she met Gail Halverson, the “Candy bomber” from the Berlin Airlift whose acquaintance she made, from the distance , 57 years earlier and to whom she addressed anonymous Christmas cards for many years. She is still a Berliner at heart. She is a happy lady, lived a wonderful life always having one foot in the USA and one in Berlin Germany. To quote Dorit: “Ich bin eine echte Berliner Pflanze und berlinern kann ick ooch noch.” ( I am are real Berlin “plant” and I scan still speak Berlin dialect)