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Old Jun 25th 2020, 12:02 pm
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Since my first visit in 1964 I have been interested in the events of Shrove Tuesday 1945. There is a new book which I have just listened to as an audiobook.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07XSMQXT8/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
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Given my health and impending Brexit, with probable end of EHIC, I am resigned to the fact that I shall not see Germany again. i make do with books and films in German. "Hey-ho, so it goes," in the words of Kilgore Trout, a character created by Kurt Vonnegut. That great writer was in Dresden as a POW on Shrove Tuesday and witnessed the destruction of "The Florence on the Elbe". See "Slaughterhouse Five"
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The historic city of Dresden is now remarkably restored by now and also the main church has been rebuilt. It's a very nice place now. Communist architecture is still there, but it's a lot harder to find and to see.
Overall the city is very lovely.
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I like the pedestrianised centre. I was one of those who chipped in with a small donation to rebuild the Frauenkirche. Mow more a spectacle for tourists than anything else. Since 1990. Dresden and the rest of Saxony has been colonised by Wessis. The locals see them as being a repeat of the colonisation by prussians after the Unification at the end of the 19th century. The area where Prussian
civil servants lives is till "Der Preussiche Viertel".

When I first visited in 1964 I did not realise how that visit would influence me in later years. Despite the propaganda and the Colkd War i could see some of the positive aspects of life in The GDR. "Trotz Alledem" !
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I've never been to East Germany and, for some reason, I am scared to go there. I don't know, I must have heard horror stories, but, watching Tatort, I see it's a beautiful city and I have a crush on "Oberkommissarin Henni Sieland" and pretty much all Tatort female lead characters (no 1 is Eva Saalfeld).
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Scared ? This baffles me. You have watched too many sensationilist "Krimis". And absorbed too many images invoving Stasi, The Wall and James Bond. Real Life is not like that !
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\i feel I will not get to Germany again. Sad Servus, adieu an meine zweite Heimat !
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\i feel I will not get to Germany again. Sad Servus, adieu an meine zweite Heimat !
Sorry scot47. I hope you get to come visit again. If not I am sure you left your mark visiting Germany, getting to know the people, finding friends. As we say "Niemals geht man so ganz".
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ccusative or dative / back to school scot47 !
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I'm so looking forward to being able to travel again, maybe in 2023! East Germany fascinates me, I want to see Bavaria and also that little Holstein bit on the top and the one to the east of that with all the health resorts on the east coast. I grew up with The ⛓Iron Curtain⛓ and The 🏢Berlin Wall🏢, which I always thought of as a block to exploring not as a safety net or a protective situation. So we are thinking of seeing the Blue Danube and some Bavarian Castles some day.
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I did visit the DDR back in the day. Staying in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, I didn't get to Dresden, spent a fair bit of time in Leipzig and Berlin/Potsdam, I regret I didn't make the extra effort to include Dresden. I hope to get back, as I am sure it will be unrecognizable now due to unification.
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