25 years of German reunification: DW looks at how former East Germany’s communist party or SED managed to carve a place for themselves in a united Germany as the Left party.
East Germany made about 200,000 people into political prisoners. For the past 25 years, they have had the ability to sue for damages and have their criminal records expunged. Now an important deadline is approaching.
They only know the Cold War from their parents' stories. They live between nostalgia and the search for their own identity. How does the generation born after Germany's reunification in 1990 view the Day of German Unity?
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office and the next task of building a coalition is already proving interesting. Here's a look at Germany's political parties: who they are and what they want.
The head of Germany's political education agency believes former East Germans still feel alienated from mainstream society. He argues that this leads many in the East to mistrust the government and even democracy.
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