Spycraft 101:

The Despondent

Rise and Joyful

Fall of the

Berlin Wall


with host Justin Black

and guest Helena Merriman


This week, Author and BBC reporter Helena Merriman shares the story of the covert construction of the Berlin Wall, and the way it tore families apart. Hear heartbreaking accounts of “orphaned” children whose parents were alive and well on the other side, lovers separated, and the desperate measures East German citizens took in attempts to escape oppression. How many were able to flee?

Helana’s book, Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

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