I gotta admit, the German version of MTV was pretty good.
Yes, Germans are not as stiff as the stereotype says.
However, they still rank third after Russians (first) and Poles (second) when it comes to fun time. :):):):)
Here's the entire article in English ..
Thank you again for posting it.
Rubbing Their Eyes in Amazement
Much has happened since the Potsdam Conference in 1945, since former German Chancellor Willy Brandt kneeled at the memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1970, and since the official recognition of the Oder-Neisse border in 1990. Relations between the two neighboring countries are now better than ever, at least officially. "I'm incapable of being angry with Angela Merkel," Tusk cooed about the German chancellor, with whom he is on a first-name basis. She gave the laudatory speech for Tusk when he was awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of the City of Aachen in 2010.
In 1989 Eastern Germans started their exodus from their communist paradise. As they were allowed to travel to other communist countries in the region, they came in thousands and stormed embassies of West Germany in such cities as Prague, Budapest and Warsaw.
6000 East Germans fled through Warsaw. Initially they were helped by common Poles, who offered food, blankets, accommodation. The police, still communist, didn`t intervene, even helped some refugees jump over the fence of the embassy. Then the new Polish government joined officially and took proper steps. As Poles refused to return Germans to their country, they were accommodated in 80 guest houses in and near Warsaw, then transferred to the West in so called freedom trains or by plane.
[i]Compared to Prague or Budapest, Germans in Warsaw could say they were lucky guys, say ex refugess who visit Poland to bring back past memories. They still remember hospitable Poles who came to aid.
Car parks in Warsaw were full of Trabants
Such scenes as in Czech Prague which was still a stalinist country at the time, didn`t happen in Poland.
Prague, Czech communist police are trying to stop the refugees.
Poles, as always, for freedom - ours and yours! :):):):):)