The East Berliner was a founding member of the politically opinionated Oktoberklub. As the band grew in popularity, the authorities kept a close eye on Ostberg.
East German musician Wolf Biermann took the stage in West Germany in November 1976. His performance unleashed a chain reaction of criticism from both the communist state and its citizens — with historic consequences.
The Cold War, a global power struggle between dictatorship and democracy, ended in Berlin on November 9, 1989. The course of history, however, was set in motion by decisive events outside the country long before that.
Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, reporters from DW’s Africa department set out to discover what has changed in eastern Germany. Join Asumpta Lattus on her voyage to better understand Germany.
Has German unification been accomplished, three decades on? By no means, says Kay-Alexander Scholz, because of its difficult legacy. It is now up to the country's young people to make a new attempt at growing together.
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