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Henrykrempels
Teufelsberg Stories
Date: May 23, 2013 6:38:17 AM PDT
Author: Henrykrempels

Hi All - I'm working on a piece about Teufelsberg and the people who
worked there and the article will act as a small promotion for the
reunion too. I would love to hear some of your experiences, so if its
something you're interested in please feel free to contact me on
henrykrempels(at)gmail.com or share your stories on this forum..
 

 

whiskeytangophil
Teufelsberg Stories
Date: Jul 25, 2013 11:07:01 PM PDT
Author: whiskeytangophil

Hi Henry,

I've probably got a half dozen stories
and not one of them talk about what I did
in Teufelsberg.

I arrived in Berlin in 1990, shortly
after The Wall started coming down. I was
a newlywed and couldn't wait for my wife
to join me, so I decided to look off-base
instead of waiting for housing.

I met with Frau Rusch (or Rausch, I can't
remember) to look over the "apartment".
It was tiny! It was the top half of her
house. They managed to squeeze a hallway,
bathroom, kitchen, livingroom and bedroom
in about 500 square feet. The slope of
the roof started from about three feet
off the floor. If you sat on the couch
too fast, you would risk bumping your
head where the roof started to slope.

I noticed the apartment had furniture in
it already and I wasn't sure if that was
part of the rental agreement. I spoke no
German and Frau Rusch spoke broken
English. The conversation went something
like this:

Me: "Is the apartment furnished of
unfurnished?"

Frau R.: "I don't understand."

Me: "Does the furniture come with the
apartment?"

Frau R.: "I don't know what you mean."

Me - grabbing the nearby couch: "Does the
couch stay HERE?"

Frau R.: "Oh, no! You can put it 'zere or
over 'zere. Wherever you like."


-Phil


Originally Posted by
Henrykrempels:
Hi All - I'm working on a piece about
Teufelsberg and the people who
worked there and the article will act as
a small promotion for the
reunion too. I would love to hear some of
your experiences, so if its
something you're interested in please
feel free to contact me on
henrykrempels(at)gmail.com or share your
stories on this forum..
 

 

Henrykrempels
 
Date: Mar 17, 2014 1:14:40 AM PDT
Author: Henrykrempels

http://thejunket.org/2013/07/issue-eight/over-the-wires/
 

 
 
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