Germany is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But many in eastern Germany feel like second-class citizens left behind. Has it been a success story for everyone? Guests: Catherine Nicholson (France 24), Anthony Paterson (The Independent), Linda Vierecke (DW)
Linda Vierecke grew up in the former GDR and was seven years old when the wall came down. Today she works as a reporter for DW and just finished a documentary about the fall of the wall. She thinks: "It's only now, three decades after the Wall came down, that we realize how radical the change was for people in the East."
Catherine Nicholson works for France24. She believes: "Permanent euphoria is unrealistic: learning lessons from the past is more important."
Anthony Paterson is a British freelance journalist, who witnessed the fall of the Wall first-hand in 1989. He says: "Thirty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, the far right is winning a worrying amount amount of support in the once communist east."