Chaplain recalls East Germany's struggles with communism
Last updated 5/4/2021 at 6:32pm
The year was 1967, a year when the U.S. and the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics remained locked in the Cold War. As Ron and Judy Ritter walked the
grounds of Wartburg Castle – in East Germany – they observed another man
and woman, likewise on a stroll.
"They were a distinguished couple," Ron Ritter recalled. "When they reached an area with a view to the west they just stopped, staring into the distance. They just
stood there, whispering I think, so still, just looking across the border."
"It was puzzling, so I had to ask what they were doing," Ritter said. "They replied,
'The West i...