From Behind the Berlin Wall to Israel / Journeys Podcast

Ulrike Goldenblatt's parents devised an intricate escape plan to flee East Germany- but before it could be used, the wall came tumbling down, and changed Goldenblatt's life forever.

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Born in Erfurt, Germany, in the early 1970s, Ulrike Goldenblatt had a typical East-European upbringing. Her parents weren't big fans of the East German regime, to say the least, and devised an intricate escape plan.

When Goldenblatt was in high school, her mother and sister were allowed to travel to the West with a special permission. They hoped that the Communist regime would eventually let the teenage Ulrike, who was left behind, reunite with them. Before the plan could be pursued, the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, and changed Goldenblatt's life forever, albeit a bit too late.

Goodbye Lenin, beware: Our protagonist is a blonde, blue-eyed German woman who has ended up living in the Jewish state. Tune in to listen to her story.