Steinstuecken: A Little Pocket of Freedom tells a success story.
Steinstuecken, a West Berlin neighborhood, was part of the American Sector in Berlin during the Cold War. However, Steinstuecken was COMPLETELY surrounded by Communist-controlled territory. The Americans couldn’t even send soldiers or supplies to the village without risking a confrontation (and possible combat) with the Soviets or East Germans.
Yet, for more than 20 years, American soldiers and diplomats kept Steinstuecken out of Communist hands. The village’s residents showed determination, and even courage, in resisting Communist pressure. They also managed to live relatively normal lives, and build a bond with the Americans that stays strong to this day.
This book tells how they did it. It’s an interesting, even inspiring story that deserves to be remembered.