Car Shortage

Almost feels like being back in East Germany

Photo by Sven D on Unsplash

I left East Germany with my parents before the wall closed. I was six weeks old. I spent many summer vacations with family in East Germany, however. I remember how much I liked riding along in the passenger seat on the side of my uncle’s moped.

We also had fun riding our bicycles for hours. Mopeds and bicycles were the usual forms of…

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