‘You’ve got…what?!’ asked Breschnew astonished • Six Word Saturday

‘You’ve got…what?!’ asked Breschnew astonished is my six word response to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.

You've got...what?! asked Breschnew astonished
The kiss that symbolizes a deadly regime

The line in German ‘MEIN GOTT. HILF MIR. DIESE TÖDLICHE LIEBE ZU ÜBERLEBEN’ sums it up the sentiment regarding the deadly regime at the time quite nicely. It translates into something like ‘MY GOD. HELP ME. TO SURVIVE THIS DEADLY DISEASE‘.

It’s been thirty years since that hated wall came down. Little did anyone know what the real consequences would be.

‘You’ve got…what?!’ symbolizes another viral disease called freedom that proved deadly indeed to some. But for many, many more it was the unstoppable virus that led to unification of a nation.

Lest we never forget what this wall symbolized here’s one more piece of art that shows how things were.

Climbing the Berlin Wall
One of the artworks on the Berliner Mauer East Side Gallery.

This post gives you some more images of signs in current day Berlin.

3 thoughts on “‘You’ve got…what?!’ asked Breschnew astonished • Six Word Saturday

  1. Interestingly, the kiss itself took place in 1979 in East Berlin, when Brezhnev and Honecker met at the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the German Democratic Republic.

  2. Yes, I know. Meant it to be the symbol of what happened 10 years later. Call it a 10-year incubation time. English not being my mother tongue I see in hindsight what might have caused the confusion. For which I’m truly sorry. Have tried to correct this.

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