Category Archives: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

East Germany and the Strange Case of Symbolic Fusion

People wonder why I’m fascinated by flags.  It’s because flags tell a story, sometimes good, sometimes bad, about the nations that they represent. I’m especially fascinated by the flags and symbolism of East Germany.  They represent a protracted, bitter struggle … Continue reading

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Commemorating the Fall of the Berlin Wall: An Artifact of Oppression

Another interesting East German artifact that has been my possession for almost a quarter century: an officer’s visor hat of the East German Ministry of Security, commonly known as the Stasi. Remarkably, the comparatively tiny East German communist state, roughly … Continue reading

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