Erika Von Hornstein

  • The Young Germans

    Wife of a German manufacturer and mother of two children, ERIKA VON HORNSTEIN was born in Potsdam and has spent much of her life in Berlin. When her husband was accused of economic sabotage in 1950, she fled with him to West Berlin, where they made a new life. She has interviewed many refugees and has recorded their determination and their adventures in her book BEYOND THE BERLIN WALL. For this issue she conducted the following inquiry with three young tunnel builders.