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The German Chancellor and Her Past - Angela Merkel’s Life in Communist East Germany

A number of biographies of German Chancellor have recently been published. The latest book reports that Angela Merkel, who grew up in Communist East Germany, was a party functionary and propagandist. Yet the authors fail to provide evidence of this. So how did Merkel - pastor’s daughter, scientist and fluent Russian-speaker - live back in the days before the Iron Curtain fell?

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