Cause for Celebration?
Yes, it was Victory in Europe and all the allied forces had cause to celebrate. It was a victory for the allies but for those of us then living in East Germany which had been occupied by the Russian forces this was no time for celebration. The Daily Mail in Britain declared “It’s All Over” but was it really?
One cannot help but be reminded of the quote from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, “
For those of us evicted from our homes and forced to trek with thousands of other displaced persons on the road to nowhere it was most definitely the worst of times, and certainly we had no cause for celebration whatsoever. I am not sure it could be regarded as an age of wisdom either, but it did mark an epoch of incredulity.
Read more about this time starting in Chapter 9 of my new book “We Don’t Talk About That”.