Saved in the silence DDR memory literature is required. It is especially interesting and exciting, when it comes to honest reviews, from a personal point of view both private and social are closely interwoven illuminated if uninitiated also get insight into the inner motives in the day-to-day thinking and actions. Heart, spirit and facts provided bridges arise so – between East and West. One of those interested East Germans who try this, is with his first book “Saved in the silence” recent Harry Popow, alias Henry Orlow, a former reporter in the area of the national people’s army. Harry Popow, why “Henry”, an almost 60 man – who has to experience the war as a child, which was full of conviction involved in DDR everyday and the turn safely survived – with his wife to silence the Swedish forests left told in diary notes. Six years after German unification? No one drove them, none was searched through, none disparage… Dreams on the one hand and incompatibilities with new conditions on the other hand? In the solitude of a small Swedish forest town in wooden house he extracting a pocket in ancient records, letters and memories, collects and maintains what tied him to the big projects, a lifeless new Germany peace to rebuild.
In the face of the social and State fall 1989, former military journalist and Lieutenant Colonel back in childhood looks with his loving caring Russian mother, who in 1935 was relocated to her husband from Moscow to Berlin. He reported episode of Pomerania, where also the Ziebers (the name of the father) were evacuated. Bomb night in Berlin, from the liberation of the finite. From the impressive rally – with torches in the hands of children – on the pleasure garden on the fruition of 1949 to the founding of the GDR. Of the apprenticeship in the Zwickau coalfield of the work as a collector for the State Geological Commission of the GDR.