Posts Tagged: East Germany
Few images from the last days of the Cold War are as enduring in the West as the fall of the Berlin Wall. But in Central and Eastern Europe, a more complex picture emerges.
East and West Germany were like a couple that had rushed into marriage with very little understanding of what it would be like to live together.
Like Lech Walesa and Vaclav Havel, Marina Grasse was an ordinary person transforming an East-Central European country.
Reporter David Crawford exposed the Stasi’s real estate assets, pensions, and the names of its agents working undercover.
Tatjana Bohm: “There is this saying: ‘If you don’t fight back, if you don’t resist, you will end up in the kitchen.’”
Policymakers have long predicted that North Korea will go the way of East German Communism. Not so fast.
While over four million moved from East Germany to West when the Berlin Wall fell, two million migrated in the other direction.
Third Generation East is an organization in Germany devoted to helping young people who are wrestling with the legacy of East Germany.
Despite its triumphalism, the GDR museum in Berlin suggests that reunification remains an unfinished business.