37 – Antje – The Girl Behind The Wall

 


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Today we’re talking to Antje Arnold, author of “The Girl Behind The Wall” which tells the story of a girl growing up in East Germany in the 1980s.

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Back to today’s epsiode. Antje’s book is from a child’s point-of-view, rather than the typical espionage stories or documentaries that portray people trying to escape socialism. The book provides a very different insight into the holidays, vacation and everyday life of a family; stories that are often left out when describing East German life.

In our conversation you will not find historical data, but you’ll travel back in time to relive the childhood memories alongside the girl behind the wall. 

We welcome Antje Arnold. 

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A press interview with Antje.

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