The collapse of the German Democratic Republic opened a new world of possibilities for many East Germans. On the Day, Brent Goff spoke with DW reporter Christoph Kober about what he and other former GDR citizens experienced on November 9th, 1989.
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.
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.
Three months after the Berlin Wall came down, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison. On the weekend, guests at Germany's embassy in South Africa looked back on those seismic events of 30 years ago.
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