How was life in 1945/46 Berlin?

February 21, 2012 3:51am CST
We are doing a theatre play on the Cold War about two brothers who are being split up by the Berlin wall. One is becoming an agent in the KGB and one is becoming a CIA agent. I can't seem to find a connection that makes the one brother go to the West. So what was life there? What could be his motivation?
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
Political beliefs probably. Family members don't necessarily have the same beliefs on a lot of things. They could even have different religious beliefs. My brother and I had since differed in our political ideologies, him preferring more to the left of the political spectrum, I on the other hand firmly believe in the right side of it. But we don't fight and I still respect him as my older brother. Going back to your play, you must also consider that that was a post World War II time. Europe was really damaged and life was not that easy yet. The West provided a more comfortable lifestyle too during that time.