The infamous Berlin gene -- the both hated and loved Berliner
Schnauze -- wouldn't allow it.
Its exploration of the consequences of Allied strategic bombing on Berliners
usefully balances studies of the strategic utility of bombing by illuminating the perspective of the victims of such bombing.
who lived through the fall of the city had to carry on as best they could, trying to maintain their rituals of death.
Seeking to express their great enthusiasm for Kennedy, Berliners
ignored and evaded the restraints local authorities' tried to impose upon them.
"Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is 'Ich bin ein Berliner
.'" "Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect," he continued.
She recalls watching some of the first East Berliners
safely pass through Checkpoint Charlie, then going straight to the nearest shop to buy items that were unavailable in the east.
Swett warns, however, that the political attitudes of ordinary Berliners
in working-class neighborhoods cannot simply be equated with the ideas and actions of these two radical parties.
In the inevitable piece on Berliners
and their dogs, Maron recalls how the GDR regime did not allow people to take their dogs into bars, unlike the West, and wonders--perhaps only slightly tongue-in-cheek--if the regime had done this in order to enhance its citizens' sense of themselves as people.
Perhaps that's because Berliners
have never seemed to want a traditional central meeting place.
YOUR article last week claimed that when Jack Kennedy used the phrase 'Ich bin ein Berliner
', his Berlin audience took it to mean 'I'm a jelly donut.' This is an urban myth.
Interestingly, the best wall within the Mies van der Rohe building housing the Nationalgalerie was devoted not--as might have been expected--to the Leipzig artists Bernhard Heisig and Werner Tubke but to the presentation of three paintings by Berliner
Now that he's mayor, Wowereit hopes the media and his fellow Berliners
will turn their focus from his sexual orientation to the issues at hand, not the least of which is approximately a $30 billion city debt.