SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE EXBERLINER: POLISH VIBE IN GERMAN CAPITAL
Today is a difficult day for Poland – September 1st marks the beginning of one of the most tragic chapters in the country´s history as well as in the history of the world: at dawn on September 1,1939 German war planes bombed a sleeping little town in the west of the country, Wieluń.
The Second World War did not begin with the Wehrmacht troops breaking the border barrier on a sandy road between the two countries as the propaganda photos had people believe. It began with the German Luftwaffe dropping bombs on sleeping civilians. What followed was the Weltuntergang – the End of the World as the world had known it.
That is why it is particularly touching and inspiring to see that Berlin´s most popular English magazine, the EXBERLINER
, devoted its whole September issue to Poles living in Berlin. We are the second biggest nationality group after the Turks here – there are over 100,000 Polish people living in Berlin. Being one of them makes me proud. Being a Polish author writing in English AND living in Berlin makes me even prouder.
But what truly trumps it all is the fact that I am a Pole married to a German and a mum to three wonderful Polish-German boys who speak both languages, love both cultures and are the best ambassadors for the German-Polish Versöhnung (reconciliation).
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