After being imprisoned in East Germany for political protest, Gabriele Stötzer became an artist. She used her artwork to express her resistance to the regime. She talks about the experience of prison and her efforts to bring about political change.
Few actors in Germany’s cultural landscape have experienced and shaped the upheavals of recent decades as directly as Klaus-Dieter Lehmann.
Celebrations are in full swing as Germany marks 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell. "We want to ensure that no wall will separate people ever again," Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Fewer eastern Germans feel reunification has been beneficial than was the case ten years ago, a new survey has found. A majority of Germans agreed, however, that travel opportunities and freedom of speech are better now.
The chancellor said much has been achieved since the two Germanys were reunited in 1990. Ahead of German Unity Day, Angela Merkel called for equal living conditions between the east and the rest of the country.
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