Miriam Weber

Mary Bretherton
Mind Map by Mary Bretherton, updated more than 1 year ago
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Miriam Weber
1 13. "it was dark and I was lucky - later I learned that they usually patrolled the gardens as well" – p 21
1.1 14. “I still have the scars on my hands from climbing the barbed wire, but you can't see them so well now" – p 22
1.2 15. "perhaps they beat something out of her she didn't get back" – p 31
2 6. “Welly you need to report to the district attorney’s office and collect your husbands things, because he is dead.” pg36
2.1 8. “Ever in that terrible light, I could still see his head injuries. And I could see his neck –they’d forgotten to cover it up” “There were no strangulation marks, nothing.” “Stuck in the amber of memory” pg40
2.2 On 26 August 1980 Charlie Weber was arrested and held in a remand cell” pg36
2.3 7. “For Miriam, the past stopped when Charlie died” pg42
3 1. “At sixteen you have an idea of justice, and we just thought it was wrong. We weren’t seriously against the state – we hadn’t given it that much thought. We just thought it wasn’t fair to rough people up and bring in horses and so on” pg15
3.1 4. “Miriam climbed through and over the fences separating the gardens, trying to get closer to the wall.”pg21
3.1.1 3. “Until the early 1970s the stasi used to monitor the angle of peoples antennae hanging out of their apartment, punishing them if they gave up: the benefits of soporific commercial programming apparently outweighed the dangers of news bulletins from the free world”pg17
3.2 2. “The stasi arrived at a shortlist of subjects. Men with gloves and dogs combed Miriam’s house.” pg17
4 11. “She humiliated the Stasi. It was 'beyond comprehension that a sixteen-year-old with no tools, no training, and no help' could scale the wall” - p 25
5 12. "if she had any future it was over there, and she needed to get to it"
6 10. "alone in the big city"
6.1 8. “Ever in that terrible light, I could still see his head injuries. And I could see his neck –they’d forgotten to cover it up” “There were no strangulation marks, nothing.” “Stuck in the amber of memory” pg40
7 16. "the deportation came eleven years too late... and six months too early''- p 45
8 17. Funder - "all of a sudden I am very tired... I look up and it is dark outside" – p 33
9 18. "she was brave and broken all at once"
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