moreintelligentlife.com – It was nearly 25 years ago, shortly after the Berlin Wall fell and just before the failed state of East Germany officially died of shame. A contact took me to visit a small flat on the far side of the fast-disappearing wall. Someone, I was told, wanted to meet me. It all sounded excitingly cold war-ish. There I was introduced to a woman whom I considered elderly (ie, younger than I am now). Her name was Salomea Genin, and she had one hell of a history.