Symbols of capitalism
The then six-year-old Katharina F. was in luck. Her parents already bought her this Barbie doll for Christmas in 1989 with part of their "welcome money," given to East Germans. However, not everyone was happy about the monetary union, in both the East and West. Then Chancellor Helmut Kohl, however, decided unilaterally that the two countries should be joined financially first, then politically.