25 years ago today they built that monster.
It devastated families and communities, a whole society.
Today was my official release day from Stasi prison back to home.
Instead I stand here and celebrate my freedom with new friends and new hope.
Still with a sad heart as I miss my family and friends so very much.
Will I ever see them again?
This spot, in the farthest Southwestern part of Germany connects France, Switzerland and West Germany.
When I cross the borders, sometimes several times daily, they don't even stop or control us here.
This is what I spent the last 16 months in the Stasi prison for.
Freedom to live.
Freedom to develop into the person I want to become.
I will spread my wings and grow them, I will earn this liberty.