Women can still have a hard time rising through the corporate ranks. The same can hold true for people from the old East Germany. Hiltrud Werner has succeeded in both respects.
An amazing debut: In "Tomorrow we are free," Iranian director Hossein Pourseifi — who has long lived in Germany — connects life in his home country to communist East Germany.
Angela Merkel has said that her leadership style is partly shaped by her youth in the communist former German Democratic Republic. The German chancellor also described her upbringing in the East as "almost comfortable."
A tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall has opened to the public for the first time amid celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall. The tunnel was built to help East Germans escape to the West.
It's only now, 30 years after the Berlin Wall came down, that we're beginning to grasp how brutal the post-communist transformation was for East Germany. My generation can help bridge the gap, says DW's Linda Vierecke.
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