Twenty years after the Berlin Wall perished, a museum in California evokes the land that lay behind it
By UWE SIEMON-NETTO(From the June 2010 issue of The Atlantic Times)
Twenty years ago, Germany was reunified, and soon the remnants of the Berlin Wall disappeared. So did many of Communist East Germany’s weird features, it’s uniforms, banners, slogans and snooping gadgets. But there is one curious place where they have been amply preserved: the Wende Museum building close to the film studios of southern California.