Duluth News Tribune – Faith Rewarded

In school, Michael Furchert was told to count soldier, guns and tanks instead of apples, oranges and toys. In phys-ed, students tossed fake grenades instead of balls. The Berlin Wall prevented the East German from visiting his maternal grandparents, who lived in West Berlin, until he was 16. Furchert dreamed that life in a free country “must be paradise.”

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