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To: Kaslin
He said he snuck out of the American embassy at age 12 "for a clandestine bicycle ride into the Soviet-controlled eastern part of the city.

The State Department had what it called a mission in West Berlin, but no embassy.

13 posted on 02/26/2013 2:20:54 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

I think...while John (the kid) was there....he was living in plain old West Berlin, and simply snuck out of the regular American housing area...and just thought he was in Soviet-controlled territory, but it was West German cops who stood to guard the neighborhood.

You have to remember....most all 12-year old kids are naive, and you could tell them they were in Italy, and the kid would have believed that.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 2:40:58 PM PST by pepsionice
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