Spies Like Us

The two young women walked down Unter den Linden, past a poster advertising a retrospective of DDR propoganda posters in one of the museums.

The poster depicted the Berlin Wall, or “anti-fascist protection shield” as the government of the DDR had called it. Beyond the wall, two capitalists were leaning over, trying to grasp at the buildings of Berlin (East). One wore a Nazi helmet and had an evil grin; the other had swastika symbols instead of eyes. “They are waiting to grab us”, warned the poster.

One young woman sighed, and said to the other “Well, they got us in the end.”

She paused, uncertain, and turned to look at XQ. “That is, you got us in the end.”