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The Old GDR Today

Soon after I arrived in Berlin, my German friend suggested I go with her to Frankfurt Oder, a town about an hour north of Berlin, once part of the GDR. While she met with union members at the local hospital, I could wander around, exploring and even walk across the border on the bridge to […]

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Nobody knows

Story #1 There is a public school here which is barely inhabitable with dust coming up from the dirt floors and mud brick walls,  Two garbage cans serve over 300 students and the only access to electric is a generator powered by gasoline which is too expensive to turn on. There are computer classes but  no […]

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