I don't remember the wars, but I still remember August 13th, 1961, when the wall through Germany was build.
I was a very little girl of 2 years, so I'm not expected to remember such a incident, but that day my parents and me were sleeping on our matresses on the floor, cause they were rebuilding some rooms in our house.
That night the tanks drove through our street, very fast and many of them. I can still recall the fear I could empathize of my parents. They were very afraid, that there would be war again. Thankfully we lived in Western Germany.
We had relatives in the German Democratic Republic, but never visited them cause my parents were afraid they never come back.
Many years later, when I went to school, it was usual for the last class, to go to Berlin for a week or so - Berlin, the devided city.
It was very disturbing to see this border, going through streets and houses and to know that the people on the other side are the same as we were.
When I was married we often visited friends in GDR, but I never felt comfortable there. It was very depressing that you had to take care of every word, you speak in public. When we visited our friends we had to change money, a specific sum for every day we stay there.
When finally the wall went down, the next morning we drove to our baker, bought lots of biscuits or what we say "Broetchen" and visited our friends - the first time after many years just for fun, not exchange, no depressing border.
It was so unsusual - when we came to the border it was the first time in many years that I saw the costoms officer of the GDR smile!!!! They never did it
And to speak of Mac - the episode when he was carried in a coffin over a bridge - on that particular bridge there where some exchanges of people. West Germany "bought" some prisoners of the GDR to let them free.
And some prejudice is still found on Stargate - to the Russians. I remember Jack saying, when he was supposed to take a russian officer to SG1 "Over my rotting corpse, sir!"
To be true, the russian president Putin is not someone, I would trust. Not as far as I can throw him,
See? Prejudice on my side, too.
I hope you find not so much mistakes, it came just out of my heart and I didn't thought much over my text.