“The Light Shines in the Darkness”

When our family left Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1949 (I was six) on our first trip to Berlin, our arrival was only a few months after the end of the 1948-49 Berlin Airlift. We were housed in the American sector of West Berlin, where my father, Dr Richard Solberg, a history and political science […]

“It is hard to keep hope alive in your heart”

This memory was sent to me by my sister, Lois Johnson. Her husband Richard was a close associate of my dad, Dr. Solberg, a teacher of History and Political Science—a pastor and a man who spent his time in Germany from 1949 to 1956 serving the refugees fleeing out of Soviet eastern Europe into Berlin […]

Walls Don’t Work

I lived in Berlin from the ages of six to twelve … no, actually, I grew up in Berlin. My father moved the family to Berlin a few weeks after the conclusion of the Berlin Airlift in 1949 until 1956. Dad worked as Religious Affairs Advisor to the U.S. Commission, liaising with the churches in […]

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