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Berlin, 1981

By Kayley Ulmer

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Alina fingered at the extra fold of fabric in her father's dress pants. Her front teeth were barely growing and she had to use his support to stand, but she giggled and grinned nonetheless. Her father, however hadn't smiled all day.

Lukas Wieck had attended similar festivals with his own parents as a child; Richard Wagner Place felt foreign, now. His mind was far off, wondering about his wife across that foreboding wall.

Little Alina stopped asking where Mutti was a few months ago. He was afraid she might forget her mother by the time their concrete border saw its demise.

He would never.