THE LEGACY OF COMMUNISM – PART II – BERLIN

As I stated in one of my earlier posts, the past travails associated with Communism are fading in many East European countries as stores are now filled with goods, late model cars ply roadways and there is a plethora of fast food places.  And so it is in Berlin.  However Berlin has recognised its historical…

THE LEGACY OF COMMUNISM – PART I

My parents left Belgium and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to Canada in 1953. (They had never returned to Poland after the War.) Their emigration was driven by my father’s belief that it was only a matter of time before Joseph Stalin would try to conquer the parts of Europe that weren’t already under the Soviet…