69 – A US Soldier defects to East Germany – Part 2

 

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We continue the story of Victor Grossman the US Army soldier who defected to East Germany in the 1960s. He tells us of his life in the GDR, his close friendship with Dean Reed “The Red Elvis”, of shortages, his views on Egon Krenz and his first trip back to the US in the 1990s.

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Now back to today’s episode. While some of you will disagree with Victor’s views, his first hand account of his experiences is an important part of Cold War history.

We start my Cold War Conversation with  Victor telling about the neighbours in his apartment block.

 

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Interview with Victor Grossman by the Communist Party of Gt Britain 

Russia Today interview (starts at 2:03)