July 1, 2009
I saw this on DW Journal report last night. It is a very interesting look at how East Germany kept in it’s people during the Communist era.
I have a great interest in the history of communism because of my travels to Hungary. My first trip was the summer after the Wall came down. I remember very clearly watching Nightline and seeing the jubilation in Berlin when the Wall came down. It was exciting to know that I was going to be part of history as I traveled to Hungary in 1990.
When I was younger, I remember seeing a movie about a family that escaped from East Germany in a hot air balloon. If anyone knows what the title of the movie is, I would appreciate your comment.
UPDATE: I just Googled it and found out that the name of the movie is Night Crossings. I thought it was a Disney movie and I was correct.