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My Parents in Europe

My dad has a weird knack for being part of history. I don't know anyone else that has had a better front-row seat to history. This period of time is no exception. Some people have a habit of being there at just the right time and place to see history pivot.

In 1963 my dad was studying linguistics. As part of his education he decided to go to travel around Europe for the summer. They spend a month in Germany and two months in Greece, because he was particularly interested in Greek and German language.

To say that this was a volatile time in Europe was an understatement. Two years earlier the Berlin wall was built. Seven months earlier the Cuban Missile crisis ended. America and the Soviets were preparing for war along the German border.


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