East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, Konrad and Sophie will attempt to meet again, in spite of the Iron Curtain. Konrad, who has become a reputed Astrophysicist, tries to take advantage of scientific congresses outside Eastern Germany to arrange encounters with Sophie. But in a country where the political police, the Stasi, monitors the moves of all suspicious people (such as Konrad's sister Barbara and her husband Harald), preserving one's privacy, ideals and self-respect becomes an exhausting fight, even as the Eastern block begins its long process of disintegration.
Eduardo Casais <email@example.com>
Eine Liebe, eine Hoffnung, eine Mauer.
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[first lines - over images of the raising of the Berlin Wall
In August, 1961, the world was already divided. But no one ever dreamt of this long border reaching it's full height. Moscow had the copyright for the concept and execution. West German firms delivered the barbed wire.
An unjust regime committed a new injustice.
Harry S. Truman
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