|The Bricks Indicate Where the|
Berlin Wall Stood
This conversation didn't surprise me. I find many young people, especially Americans, with little knowledge of history or geography. I still remember an episode when an acquaintance said he didn't want to see a particular Australian film because he didn't like foreign subtitled movies. (He thought Australia was Austria.)
Even though more than 98 percent of the Berlin Wall no longer exists, you can still see where it stood by looking on the ground. The Berlin local authorities have marked the Wall's location in brick. It's not the original Berlin Wall, but it does give you an idea of how West Berlin was an isolated island during the Cold War.