'Berlin Brats' to have school reunion in a unified Germany
July 25, 2006
Approximately 230 alumni and former teachers of Berlin American High School are expected to attend a reunion later this week in the German capital.
Few if any of them have returned to Berlin since German unification, so the novelty of moving about the city unencumbered is one highlight many of the so-called “Berlin Brats” don’t want to miss.
Alumni have “begged me to take them back to Berlin,” said Jeri Glass, director of the Berlin American High School’s Alumni Association. “They haven’t seen the reunited city.”
They also haven’t seen some of their old schoolmates for a spell, though this is one of the more active alumni groups for Defense Department schools.
Glass said her association holds reunions every few years.
Next week’s reunion runs from Thursday to Sunday morning.
In all, including family and friends, the alumni party will consist of about 380 people.
For many, the highlight of the reunion will occur on Friday, which organizers have deemed “School Spirit Day.”
School colors — maroon and white — will be the order of the day as alumni tour the old elementary school and the two sites where the high school existed from 1946 to 1994.
Glass said the oldest alumni attending is from the Class of ’48, while the youngest is a graduate from the Class of ’92.
Anyone wishing to learn more about the association or the reunion can visit the group’s Web site at: www.BerlinBrats.org.