Not just the activists or the famous writers.
You have to look at how normal people manage with such things in their pasts.”
Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall
“When we came to the GDR, and the brothers tried to continue working together on an artistic basis, it was impracticable. The years of emigration, with diverse kinds of experiences on both sides in different countries, had formed different people. […] Johnny was very unhappy and desperate about the situation, but he couldn’t change it. He had become another person. […]"
1972 Letter From Jonny's Third Wife, Gertrud Heartfield