The Idea behind the Blog

Many people have asked me “How was life behind the Iron Curtain? How did life change after the Wall came down? How did you feel when the Wall came down?” The list of questions is endless. In the age of new technologies, I thought about creating a blog to answer all these questions with personal stories, historical accounts, historical facts, and to illustrate with pictures and movies what it was like to live in East.

This blog attempts to create a collective memory of that life and make history more accessible to people all over the world. May our stories remind us all of not taking our freedom for granted and supporting all efforts to make this world a free world.

About the Author

Born in 1977, in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, East Germany, Ingo Gulde grew up in the formerly divided Germany. He is a contemporary witness of the life behind the curtain, the fall of the Wall in 1989, the reunification of Germany in 1990, and the new life after the Change. Since 2005, he resides in Pennsylvania, USA and actively promotes a better understanding of how life in the East really was and is.

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