Year in review in 1961 on the face of the border document 1961 predicate: precious
The face at the border grew on 13 August 1961, as everywhere in Germany the outrage - here openly and loudly, there smothered in impotence and tears - a young man standing across the border.
We know nothing about him. We don't even know if he is a Communist. All we know is his face; and the conditions in which he lives.
The zone in his desolation and bleakness of daily life reminiscent of the sites of former glory still to the postwar milieu of us long-forgotten.
Despite chronic supply difficulties, the regime calls for distrust of Western foods. The only thing the incessant propaganda, which promises a better future is fully functional.
After 16 years of promises, the reality in the zone looks: operating workforce will be trained as partisans, and women and children eliminate still the debris of the last war, in the shadow of lonely standing propaganda streets. This is a piece of the world of that lives in this young man, probably with his family. And this one, which hold the Communist world conquest pathos of his Prime Minister as Volkskammer stenographer who could be his father.
"We March in all countries forward with the glorious Communist Party of the Soviet Union at the top and realize the words of our workers fight song: 'in town and country, we work people, we are the strongest party, the idlers pushes aside, this world must be our!'"
Yes, comrades, this world must be our, and this world will be ours."
Our own history teaches, how easy is the youth with fuzzy Welteroberungs slogans to seduce, and the moral dilemma of a young person may be how infinitely great. This girl here - which could be the sister of our young man, faces the decision to renounce their faith and to pledge loyalty to a godless regime as all their peers.
"Yes, we pledge that." "Yes, we pledge that."
And just from this moral dilemma, the President of the Council of the Evangelical Church concludes: "We believe can have not only the Christians in East Germany from which to learn of the Federal Republic, but also vice versa, learn things about the conditions in the GDR the Christians from the Federal Republic."
Also the Church knows that any State which wants to have a future, must win the youth for themselves. But it has been the hallmark of the dictatorship from time immemorial that she abused the enthusiasm of youth for a better world with seemingly moral and idealistic demands.
"We pioneers greet you cordially. Look here, we bring the Red Book of the good deed."
We all how was life under the dictatorship, we begin to forget more and more, have the duty to bear in mind the situation of 16 million people, the forced are marching, to cheer and sing: the party that's always right.
"... the party, the party,' the party."
And when the Soviet space circus through the streets of East Berlin, the woman could be the the ' youthful cosmonauts cheers so harmless, the mother of our young man.
The unloved party leader on Titov side Go ahead like benefited from so A lot of overt sympathy, because he knows that the honest cheers of the women degraded to work brigades in the zone is never him.
"... we carry the guns proudly in our hands."
This Volksarmist; on August 13 the Brandenburg Gate guarded that could be the brother. He and his ilk have been tied up by "sacred oath" on the fate of his regime modelled on the Soviet Union. The party needs a faithful devoted soldiers. Because her absence the sympathies of the people, their existence on bayonets rests.
In her spare time, operating staff must exercise the civil war. And the State is not afraid to teach children killing and to vaccinate them with implacable hatred against the alleged enemy. Everyone, everyone of these young people, a card-carrying coincidence has played to the role of the young communists, could be the brother.
"Spake the old Chief of the Indians, the West is wild, the profession is difficult. Also in Bonn, Willy Brandt did not not help, Conny cried all the time, you also choose CDU.
Spake the old Chief of the Indians, the West is wild, the profession is difficult. The end of the song is for him in Berlin, Willy sees what happens, gone is gone, gone is gone.
Spake the old... ."
The belief in these faces is certainly real. But no official can prevent that in these heads someday doubts as to the credibility of Communist slogans.
"Take every opportunity, orally, in writing, whenever and wherever it it, clear and simple awareness to the essence and content and the perspectives of our state the people in Germany."
Never before a regime has resulted even so absurd. The right to leave a country, needs to be denied only criminals in a civilized State. In a dictatorship the political opponents. Thus, the wall that should take the opportunity of escape the people of the Soviet zone, has become a monument to failure.
Americans and Vice President, which were celebrated in West Berlin after the 13th of August, don't have the task need to consider as we the 16 million on the other side. Their task is of hard knowledge of geopolitical necessity which included Johnson on behalf of his President in unmistakable words.
"We want you to know, that the pledge he has given to the freedom of West Berlin and to the rights of western excess to Berlin is firm."
In clearer ways, the Americans demonstrated their intention to preserve the Western rights in Berlin, and the tank onslaught made it clear how close to a war the events play out since August 13. Operations like this are now a daily routine at the get Go ahead slightly used.
Now Khrushchev has boast to yourself, to have given the order for the construction of the wall. This brings our memories in that East Berlin night, as corrected at the last second, a slip of an interpreter already predicted the painful solution. "In Berlin an order must be created which complies with the conditions of peace, the peace efforts of the Berliners and Berlin. "We are - we recognize Very much, are grateful the Government of the German Democratic Republic has understood our proposals and has supported these proposals, a schmerzha... loose, painless negotiations to lead to the signing of a peace treaty with Germany and West Berlin to declare the free city."
"Who's for the reunification of Germany on peaceful way, must find their way and perform measures for its implementation, so that the German people once again has an open road for the further development of policy on."
These images reveal the helplessness and terror of the system at the same time. And they To want so do not even fit the self-conscious songs of mockery, with which it receives Western observers at the border.
"Good day, too, Mr. Chancellor." We take the liberty here to welcome you. We did, we were so free."
"The units stationed on the West border of the people's police and the national army have received new Schießbefehle. You should submit targeted fire on each refugee. You should shoot even if the balls on the West Berlin could turn area. No one should believe he could one day, when he is brought to justice, appointed to higher command. Murder is murder."
For those who have to live on the other side of the wall, day fades to day the hope of free and worthy - live a hope to which they are cheated almost 29 years. We have here in the West it owes only a random, political constellation, to live in the free part of the world. Grief and shock, waving and silent characters may therefore be not the last remaining US statements, to make it clear that this injustice is being done; unless, we leave it at the accusatory question, a young German writer in the face has a similar wall.
"Why not tell me, why it stinks so all over the world. You put your noses but higher than I need to why good stinks and stinks the justice and bravery stinks and stinks the luck, know everything. You, wall thick wall, go away, go away! Why are you standing there wall, the man on the other side? "Why are all laws worth nothing, all good will worth nothing, all hope nothing, all concern nothing, all love nothing, nothing, nothing?."You peoples of the world, her peoples in America, in England, in France, looks at this city and recognizes that you may not disclose this city and this people, can not give up!"
"You peoples of the world, her peoples in America, in England, in France, looks at this city and recognizes that you may not disclose this city and this people, can not give up!"
"Look at this city!"
"Look at this city!"
"Look at this city!"