In a 1962 film The Wall, we’re given a powerful look at the first year of the dangerous border, with actual footage of escape attempts and everyday life in Berlin.

One day I will find some time to share my parents stories with you. My Dad grew up in post-war Berlin, right on the border between East and West. My mom grew up outside Dresden in Eastern Germany and her family fled via one of the last subways running between East and West Berlin. Incredible stories, that I still don’t fully grasp.