We walked to Berlin for many weeks.
Mrs. Helga Marsch (née Pade) was born on July 7, 1934 in Hopfenbruch an der Warthe, where she spent her childhood (she lived there till 1944). She had one brother and three sisters and her parents were running a store that did some trading with Berlin. The family fled for the first time in January 1945. Shortly after they came back to Hopfenbruch in the summer of 1945, where they had to leave the city for good. After a long and strenuous journey, the family finally found a refuge in Babelsberg. In 1949, Mrs. Marsch began a typist apprenticeship. She married in 1957 and moved to Berlin together with her husband. They had three children but their youngest child died. They got divorced in 1986. Currently Mrs. Marsch is living happily in Berlin.