Dedication set for Berlin Wall display outside library
Original post made on Nov 5, 2013
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on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm
This used to be a cool thing to show folks from out of town. They never guessed there was a piece of the Berlin Wall hidden behind an office building in Mountain View. Now I worry that it will be defaced in its more visible location.
on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm
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I'm glad to see that this is finally taking place! I was the first one to speak before the City Council on this topic and insisted that it be given a place of honor. This monument is an incredibly powerful reminder of what happens when the power of government goes unchecked. I lost the battle to have it located in City Hall Plaza, but the library location is definitely the next best choice as I think it will allow thousands of children to learn about history and perhaps even discuss with their parents and grandparents what it was like to live in the U.S. when Russia was still commanding the Soviet Union and how the wall came to be.
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on Nov 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm
I was at the library today and noticed that they have put some kind of plexiglass around the wall so know one can add additional graffiti.
I think the library is a very appropriate place for the pieces to stand. Since most Americans haven't a clue what the history of the wall is, they now have a place to do some research. I highly recommend the movie ( The Lives of Others )that also can be checked out at the library. Its a pretty accurate portrait of what life was really like in the former East Germany, I can personally vouch for its accuracy.