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August 01, 2015

#GoingGlocal: “Thank you for your letter,” Part III

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"Trabant 601 Estate" by Charles01 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

“In history class, I single-handedly denigrated the Soviet Union. We were sitting with our textbooks open. I felt bored. There was a photo of Lenin on the page. With my ballpoint pen, I drew Lenin an earring and a Mohican haircut… Forty years earlier in Thuringia, a schoolgirl had adorned a portrait of Stalin with her lipstick. Erika Riemann spent the rest of her youth in Soviet prison camps.”

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