Growing up on a Soviet base in the GDR


Andrej’s father served with the Soviet Army in Germany.  He grew up on a military base and shares his childhood memories as East Germany began to disintegrate.

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So back to you today’s episode. Andrej’s father was a lieutenant in Signals station that as door fund print learners soviet basis he provides a fascinating child’s eye view of life on the base and in his East German kindergarten as well as insight into the changing mood of some of the East German population to the Soviets as the GDR began to disintegrate.

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