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|Subject: Bambi Awards (Berlin, November 21st, 2002) Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:22 am|| |
Dear Dr. Burda, dear Dr. Turnhofer, ladies and gentlemen, I have many good reasons for my visit to Germany. Coming back to Berlin, so full of energy, it’s very special to me. Berlin, Ich liebe Dich [Berlin I love you].
September 11th has changed our world. Not long ago the Berlin wall came down, but recently new walls were built. In 1989 people in Germany said: “Wir sind ein Volk.” [We are one people].*
We are Germans, we are Armenians, French, Italians, Russians, Americans, Asians, Africans and many other nationalities.
We’re Christians, Jewish, Muslims, Hindus.
We’re black, we’re white.
We are a community of so many differences. So complex, and yet so simple.
We do not need to have war.
And to the children of Germany I want to say this: We need you. The world needs you. Please go for it. Go after your dreams. Go after your ideals. You can become everything you wanna become. Become an astronaut, become a scientist, a great doctor, and of course, become an artist. Maybe you get a Bambi award like me then.
I want you to know, I love Germany! You are very special in my heart, so much really. Always appreciate the gift of life. Be happy and have fun.
I love you.
Thank you very much.