When Huong Trute came to the GDR as a contract worker, she faced intense racism. How have things changed?
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.
I first met my "East German" in 1989. As an East-West couple, we got to know our newly united country during reunification from its good sides, and its less attractive sides, too. Sometimes in the most embarrassing way.
Teekanne, Kathi and Blüthner are family businesses with a long tradition in the former East Germany. Under communist rule, their owners were ousted and expropriated. But thirty years after reunification, many are back.
Thirty years ago, Wolfgang Schäuble helped negotiate German reunification. In a DW interview, the president of the Bundestag looks back— and calls for a new cooperation with Russia, based on fairness.
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