War

Occupied Berlin 1980

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I was very young when my family moved to Berlin. It was in 1978. My father, in the French military, had been assigned to go to Berlin, a city occupied since the end of WWII, by the allied in the west, and the Soviet Union in the East. Berlin itself was deep into the Soviet controlled […]

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Memory of occupied France

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This is a story my father recounts sometimes, from his early childhood. In southern France, during WWII, in the midst of the German occupation. My father was just a young child at that time, but he remembers very well the sirens. The factories in the area had been ordered by the Nazis to produce ammunition […]