52 Stories: #12 Memories thought lost

When I ask Sonja what her favourite place in Treptow-Köpenick is, she quickly says "Der Karpfenteich". And there is a very specific reason for that. Sonja has lived in Berlin for almost 20 years and has migrated within Germany. On a beautiful, cold winter afternoon 20 years ago she landed with friends at the carp pond. And the pond was partly frozen over. As a young person, you sometimes act thoughtlessly. "Someone sold mulled wine in the park and we started to warm up with the mulled wine" Sonja tells with a wicked smile on her face. And as it happens, everyone wanted to skate. "We didn't have skates with us," she continues.

Although Berlin is her home, she has been looking for this place for a long time, because at that time she didn't know where she would end up. Years later she found out that it was the carp pond and it's full of memories of her first time in Berlin.

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About the author

Katha koordiniert InteraXion, das Willkommensbüro für Migrant*innen und geflüchtete Menschen in Treptow-Köpenick. Sie begleitet RawafedZusammenfluss von hauptamtlicher Seite. Journalistische Erfahrung konnte sie durch verschiedene Projekte der Jugendpresse und dem Studierendenmagazin UnAufgefordert sammeln. Wenn sie nicht nach neuen Geschichten sucht, tummelt sie sich in Boulderhallen.

Katha coordinates InteraXion, the welcome office for migrants* and refugees in Treptow-Köpenick and accompanies RawafedZusammenfluss through her work. She gained journalistic experience through various youth press projects and the student magazine UnAufgefordert. When she is not looking for new stories, she spends her time in bouldering halls.


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