Thank you for visiting my sites. You can also add my guestbook.
HELLO I LIKED THE PICTURES. VERY HEARTFELT TO ME, ALSO VERY INTERESTING AS WELL.
I WAS WANTING TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE A -[FREE] GENEOLOGY/FAMILY TREE TO HELP
PEOPLE WITH GERMAN BLOODLINES?
THANK YOU, ANGIE
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
This website is very helpful and it helped me with my project keep up the good work.
Thursday, December 02, 2004
fantastic website... really imformative and excellent photos really helped me
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
I was looking at the timeline of Berlin's history after WW2. When President
Kennedy visited the wall in June 26, 1963 what he actually said was "I am a
jelly donut." I did not want to read through all the signatures in your
guestbook but I am sure that I am not the only one who knows this and pointed it
Monday, November 15, 2004
The German word "Berliner" has two senses.
It means resident of Berlin but it is also used for jelly doughnuts outside of
"Ein Berliner" means a resident of Berlin (one of many others) but it
can also mean a (one) jelly doughnut.
Jelly doughnuts are bought at a bakery: "I would like to buy a Berliner
Nobody would think that anyone would like to buy a resident of
Berlin at a bakery or somewhere else.
"Ich bin ein Berliner" means: I'm a resident of Berlin.
Kennedy said and the crowd was very happy that he said these German words.
Thanks for a great web-site. I only wished I'd seen it before going to Berlin
last week! It still helps to put things in perspective. Thanks again.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
This is a great site for information on the Berlin Wall. Thank you for making
it and updating it!
Friday, October 22, 2004
I loved your website. It helped me finsh my projet that i've been working on for
a couple of weeks and everytime i came on-line I came to your website. keep up
with the good work :)
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Thank You for the web site . I was born in Berlin in 1959. My father was with
the C company 94 Arillery from 58 to 63 and my Mother is from Berlin. The
pictures made me miss Berlin the last time I was there was in 1978.
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
This site is great
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Cheers for the great info on the berlin wall, ahs helped me loads with my gcse
pete, bristol england
Thursday, September 16, 2004
I would like to see more military info on the site.I served with the army
[Berlin Brigade] in 1963 at McNair Barracks with C Battery 94Th Artillery.Lots
of nice memories on the site.
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
I found myself feeling nostalgic and found your website. I served with the USAF 1946CS & 7350ABG in Berlin from 90-93 and watched the wall come down and the closing of the base.
I miss my time in Berlin and the comrades I served with.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
this site has helped me do my homework and has been my main source
Sunday, August 22, 2004
hey im doin a school project and was wondering if u have anyone i could ask
questions about the berlin wall, if you could give me the e-mail address or site
of some one that i could e-mail questions to and surely get replied to then that
would be great thanks
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
i think you have a great web and it help me do my homework thank-you
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Great site! Living in Denmark makes it easy to visit Berlin. Done it twice
already and will again, this time knowing much more, thanks to your site!
Friday, July 30, 2004
I just can't explain how pleased I am because I never hoped that such thoughtful website would be built on the Internet...
Former Czech President Vaclav Havel once observed: Hope is the ability to work for something just because it is right, whether it stands a chance of succeeding or not...
Some of us behind the Berlin Wall, the Iron Curtain, didn't care if we were brave or weak. We did not care even if we became nothing ...
Nothing was as it seemed and the more mundane the surface, the more layers there appeared to be; we are talking about a true literary wall here, multi-layered and barbed wire and bricks quite able to bring tears to your eyes. One of the great things about life under communism was that it could always get worse, just when you thought it could NOT. Some kinds of storytelling are built on this grim joke, and Cold (War) River is a very pure and powerful illustration of it.
Like medicine or constitutional law, the Iron Curtain is a subject in which a person is either deeply versed or utterly ignorant.
I fancy myself deeply versed...
I may not know what literature is but I knows what I survived... An escape blighted by drowning of two of his friends!
Cold River on Amazon
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
What a fantastic site. I've just returned from a few days in Berlin so I was keen to find out as much as I possibly could about the wall.
Your comprehensive site has answered all of my questions and I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing your site - well done!!!!!
Sunday, July 11, 2004
I was stationed in Germany from 1956-56 as a young soldier in the British Army. I enjoyed every single minute in there, and have been back every year since as I have many German friends... I also started visiting Schools in 1966, and am now in my 38th year doing the same...
On June 27 I will be flying to Berlin (Schönefeld) early in the morning of that Sunday, and returning to England late that same evening... This will give me a good opportunity to visit Berlin since I was there last in 1989 when the the Wall came down and the two Germanies were reunited!
I hope to be able to sit in a Bus (as in London) and see everything... as well as having a good meal! Can I still obtain Kotlet-Neue Kartoffel-Spargel-Sauce? Hmmm... that would be wonderful!
Monday, June 21, 2004
Remarks: Micky, welcome to Berlin!
You can take bus 100
and 200 to view Berlin's sights.
I served in B-4-18 in 1972 to 1973. I recall our mission. To give the president of the United States 5 minutes to declare World War 3 or not.
All they had to do in put P.O.W. signs around our barracks. Apart from that, it was a good duty station. West Berlin Great times, Good people.
God Bless all U.S. Military Veterans.
Joe H Ledesma
Thursday, June 17, 2004
the people who lived in Berlin during this timeframe were very special. The fact you are attempting to learn German and can't, well all I can say is German is difficult,
but putting such comments on this site is not polite neither is it useful. Also there are more Germans who have learnt more English and find it difficult but are very successful.
So I suggest you get a tutor of some sort to assist you if you HAVE to learn German
Thursday, June 17, 2004
The death of President Reagan
prompted me to visit this site and learn more about the Wall.Your site is an excellent source of
information as well as emotion.
I can only imagine what it must have been like for the people who lived this history. Having lived in freedom all of my 56 years, I
can only try to realize what "Tear down that wall" must have meant to the people of Berlin.
Thank you for allowing me to add my thoughts to your site.
Norah, Michigan, USA
Sunday, June 13, 2004
im in GERMAN lesson this site is cr**
Friday, June 11, 2004
remarks: Tim, you do not have to go to German lessons but you should be glad to
learn another language.
I just want to thank you so much for this site. I have been doing a project on the Berlin Wall, and all the other sites out there just dont give the information you give,
its important for those of us who didnt experience the wall to be able to learn about it and become more aware of our past, and therefore own future.
Thank You So Much!!!!
Thursday, June 10, 2004
you have a wonderful site...thank you it has helped me in making a present for my son's 40th. birthday...
he and his wife were there on that historical new year's eve,celebrating with champagne the fall of the berlin wall and they brought a piece of the wall...
I'm framing it with some words about this famous but horrible building...you have helped me a lot...thank you
Saturday, June 05, 2004
hi .... thanks for the information on the wall... im doing my exams on it and
this site has helped me alot ... thanks ...
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Thank you for the memories as sad as they where. I was born in berlin in 1943 and I grew up with
out and with the wall. I have been trying to explain THE WALL to my friends and family and I dont
think they ever realy understood-now I can show them.thank you!
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Thank you for a great site. I was in East Germany ìn 1988-90 in Soviet Army (on the OTHER side) but not in Berlin.
I could only visit it for a first time in 1999.
Monday, May 24, 2004
I just wanted to thank you for your amazing site. I'm doing a project in my History class on the Berlin Wall and have found some wonderful information, maps and pictures that have helped tremedously.
Thank you again.
Friday, May 21, 2004
Firstly, I would like to congratulate on this internet site. It gave some good information and history for people who wanted to know more about the Berlin Wall.
Unfortuntely I wasn't in Berlin when the wall came down but when I came back to Berlin in 1997, the first thing I had to do was walk through the Brandenburger Tor as I never thought the day would come when I would be able to do it.
I was born in West-Berlin in 1973 and moved from Berlin in December 1988.
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
thank u. u hav helped me with my schoolwork on da berlin wall. i found it
interestin as i used 2 live in germany wen my dad was in the army n i was born
10 days before the wall was pulled down in 1989. x x x
Monday, May 17, 2004
I am an amateur poet/songwriter, among the poems I've written is one about the
Berlin wall coming down, anybody interested in a hand-written copy of this poem,
just send me your home address, and I'll post you a copy. Thanks.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
I have lots of German friends, and have been to this wonderful country a number
of times. The most poignant time for me was walking across a simple road bridge
where the old East German border was-it took just 30 seconds to cross this
bridge, but for some people, it took 30 years. This site is fantastic, and
everybody concerned with it should be commended, one day I want to go to Berlin
and take in all of it's history.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
I was in Aschaffenburg Germany during this time and I am happy that I could
share that with my newborn baby Stephanie. I hope to be able to return to the
most beautiful country I've ever known. You have a wonderful site. Thank you
from both of us.
Saturday, May 08, 2004
I was in US ARMY and was stationed in Mannheim Germany with the 69th Trans co 53rd bn at Turley Barracks
We were alerted to deliver supplies for 8th Cav 18th infantry stationed at Sandhofen.
If anyone knows of or can remember this time I would appreciate notifying me.
My name is Herman Bland and I live in Moundsville WV my e-mail address is:
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
I am doing a project on the Berlin Wall. This site has been very helpful. Thank
Monday, May 03, 2004
dont forget the Berlin Wall section located at the Civic Center in Rapid City,
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Remarks: Thanks, Garret. I updated the site on May 1st.
I LOVED THIS WEBSITE...I REALLY HOPE TO GO TO GERMANY SOMEDAY, I AM ONLY 9-YEARS-OLD AND JUST LEARNED ABOUT THE BERLIN WALL FROM MY MOM.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN PUTTING THIS ALL TOGETHER FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME AND MY MOM TO BE ABLE TO GO ON-LINE AND SEE....
IT IS VERY INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFULLY DONE...(LIKE THIS E-MAIL..CUZ' MY MOM HELPED ME!) THANK YOU AGAIN!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Going to Berlin for the 1st time this Xmas 2004 (first visit to Germany) and very excited about going. Yur web site is excellent and hope it keeps going as strong as it is now
born in the late 60s
Mr and Mrs Sysum
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Enjoyed your site very much! I am an old Berlin veteran, serving 2 1/2 yrs. at
the US Army Hospital Berlin, from 1/56 to 8/58. I loved Berlin, and Berliners.
I hope to return to Berlin next summer.
Mark R. Lind
Saturday, April 17, 2004
I was with Recon, 4-18, during 67-69. While on G-2 Patrol in East Berlin we were detained by the East Germans and turned over to the Soviets and later returned to US authorities.
At the time, one clearly saw the "spy versus spy" complexion of the City, from seemingly innocuous casual approaches from strangers while we drank at the Old Eden,
to the stark contrast of a live and vibrant West Berlin at night to the dark and forbidding "no man's land replete with tank traps, wire, and mines that seperated the West from the silent night of East Berlin.
As a 21 year old soldier, I understood then the significance of the stand taken by JFK. The true shock came from the relative ease with which the barrier disolved (notwithstanding the human toll extracted while the wall stood).
All of which points to the simplistic (?) notion that if it was that easy to "take down this wall" or "macht die tuer offen" what could possibly have taken seemingly intelligent, and commited persons of all political faiths since the end of World War II,
until the first sections of the Wall began to fall, to reach such a result? Waiting for Pink Floyd?
David R. Coffman
Friday, April 16, 2004
Comments: Thanks for your notes but there were never any mines in the border
area between East and West Berlin
Thank you for the site, I found it very useful in preparing for a presentation
on the Berlin Wall.
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Served in Nurnburg-'60-63..have story on Lt. Vern Pike who used ruse on GI's tour bus to get refugees past the wall.
Denny J Huber, veteran
Saturday, April 10, 2004
I too, enjoyed your site. My only experience has been to see on TV. Your efforts are much appreciated.
I received it from a friend who is studying in Germany this Summer. I have enjoyed learning about your country second hand from his experiences.
State Representative Ruth Ann Jamnick, State of Michigan USA
Friday, April 09, 2004
I found the site very useful. Came to know a lot of things about Berlin and its history.I think the information about the Berlin wall was really good.
Thanks a lot.
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
planning my summer holiday to germany. got some great background info. on the
sites i will be visiting.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Outstanding Web site ,made me think of the good and the bad times ,I spend in
Berlin .I put the piece of the wall back on my desk tonite
278 M.P. company
Monday, March 29, 2004
This website is veary helpful. I an doing a project on the berlin wall, and this
website is really helpfull.
Monday, March 29, 2004
I really liked your website. I am doing a project on this and I really found it
Monday, March 22, 2004
Doing my A-level German coursework on why the Soviets built the wall...this is
by far the best site i've found - cheers!
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Remarks: The Berlin Wall was built by the East Germans and not by the Soviets
The office building where I work has a 4'X10' section of the Berlin Wall on display. The display claims that it is from the wall shown at
where the word "jede" appears. Comparing the photo with the section on display shows
it is clearly a reproduction. Does anyone have any information on this wall section and about fake wall sections being sold or diplayed?
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
I'm Doing a Project on the berlin Wall. This has been the most helpful Site.
Keep up the good work
Monday, March 15, 2004
Was doing a project on East and West Germany, and found this site really
Saturday, March 13, 2004
I SERVED IN BERLIN,BACK IN 1985-1987,WITH THE BRITISH FORCES, IN SPANDAU.GOOD
TIMES IN BERLIN,A VERY GOOD SITE CHEERS.
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Thank you so much for constructing this web site, we have gotten much needed information for our research.
Desiree, Carissa, and Tiffany
Thursday, March 04, 2004
I was doing a report on my grandfather who lived on the west side of the wall. I needed some background info on the wall and found almost all of it here.
Sunday, February 29, 2004
Peace to everyone from the HR Krew and Haunt One~
Thursday, February 26, 2004
Your photos are excellent! I have really enjoyed going through them. I was Headmaster of a British School in Berlin from Sep 1977 to Dez 1994. Your photos have rekindled many precious memories, for which, many thanks.
Thursday, February 26, 2004
I lived in Berlin for 6 years while serving with A Company 4th Batt. 502 Inf. Seeing this site has made many wonderful feelings come back. The night the wall came down, it was one great party because freedom overcame the opression that the Berliners had lived for so many years. I pray one day I can go back to my beloved Berlin.
Good Job With This Site.
Ich Bin Ein Berliner
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Great site for my history project. My teacher will be suprised when there is only one source on my bibliography!
Sunday, February 08, 2004
Thankyou for giving Berlin a real memory of what happened then. I was at school in Berlin during this time. It will always live with me forever what life was like in those 8 years. Thankyou for showing some of it again.
Friday, February 06, 2004
This is a project I need to talk to that person that build this berlin wall please.
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Comments: Please send me an email
My son has a history project and he chose the Berlin Wall. Who have many great pictures and lots of info.
Thank you so much.
Monday, February 02, 2004
I am doing a social assignment on events that took place from 1948-1992. If anyone has any info for me on events that happened then, please email me.
Monday, January 19, 2004
Came across your site when looking for answers for a friend.
I feel like I was there!
Jack Mc Donald
Saturday, January 17, 2004
I'll be visting Berlin in a few weeks time so I wanted to find out more about the wall and what can still be seen today. This is a great site, I've enjoyed looking through it and its going to help make my short trip to Berlin all the more meaningfull.
Sunday, January 11, 2004
Many memories emerged as I read this interesting material.
I arrived Aug. 15, 1989 to teach music at TAR school but was unable to visit "The East" since I didn't have an Official (red) Passport. After it arrived in early Nov., I was able to request the pass which allowed me to drive (walking was not allowed) through Ck. Pt. Charlie on Friday, Veteran's Day Nov. 9, 1989.
In order to shop, I had bought East Marks at a bank on "Girl Watcher's Corner". About 2100 hr. Thurs. night I learned from AFN radio that the wall had opened so I prepared my camera for my next day's shopping/ historical trip.
The return into West Berlin that night is another story.
Friday, January 09, 2004
I am doing a research project for school and if anyone out there knows an extensive amount of information on the Berlin wall and wouldn't mind being interviewed please e-mail me back!
Also if you were there at the deconstruction of the wall that would help me a ton!
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Tim, if you enter my name in Google (or any search engine), you can read my story
I was there at the time, and while it's a little far-fetched to say
that my activities were the straw that caused the wall to be built,
it's an interesting and humorous story, and I think you'll enjoy
reading it, as will your Wallsite fans.
It will also add a few new facts to the Berlin Wall history.
Feel free to add them to the site.
David Koblick (American retired to Austria).
Thursday, January 01, 2004
Thank you for your hard work. I appreciate it.
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, January 01, 2004