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German history Personal experiences

Making some money in the workers and farmers’ state

East Germany was never a foreign country for me, and as a student I even did some little business over there.

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German history World Politics

July 1st, 1990: Germany preparing for reunification on October 3rd

The economic, currency and social union between the FRG and the GDR on July 1st, 1990 paved the way to reunification on October 3rd.

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Chinese history German history

Clemens von Ketteler, German diplomat murdered in China

Clemens von Ketteler, Minister of the German Empire in China, was killed in Peking on June 20th, 1900 by a local soldier.

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German history German politics

Democracy à la Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, raised in a communist household in a communist state, never fully understood real democracy. The recent scandalous events in Thuringia proved it again.

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German history German politics

Potsdam and its destruction 75 years ago

Read a short introduction to the German city of Potsdam, destroyed shortly before the end of World War II 75 years ago on this day.

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German history Personal experiences

What would my maternal grandmother and my only nephew actually have in common?

Old and new beliefs are actually quite similar