He was the man who inadvertently brought down the Berlin Wall. Twenty-six years ago, Günter Schabowski - an official in the former East German regime - addressed journalists with handwritten notes regarding new travel regulations for East Germans.
Child abuse was far more taboo in the former GDR than in the West, an abuse committee has found. There was no counselling for victims because, in the socialist state's eyes, child abuse did not officially exist.
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?
The Day of German Unity takes place as Germany struggles with internal problems in the wake of parliamentary elections. What's more, the country must also position itself internationally, writes DW's Ines Pohl.
German political parties each have their stronghold. Germany's Left party dominates the Berlin district of Lichtenberg. 27 years after reunification, how much does the party rely on its East German past?
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