Posted on April 27, 2018
There were tears that come with such a parting, a 12-year-old boy leaving his parents to live with strangers far away, but they dried in a current of excitement as the train rumbled out of Berlin’s Zoo Station. In his small suitcase were clothes with name tags sewn in by friends of his mother the night before. John Berrys leaned through the open window as the train slowly rolled west. He said goodbye.