‘Only way I could cope’: Why a Holocaust survivor chose to return to Berlin

‘Only way I could cope’: Why a Holocaust survivor chose to return to Berlin

Wednesday January 27th marks the 25th anniversary of Holocaust Memorial Day. The Local spoke with one survivor about her experiences and why she ultimately returned to the place she once fled.

‘All you need is love’: How the Beatles brought a couple on two sides of the Berlin Wall together

‘All you need is love’: How the Beatles brought a couple on two sides of the Berlin Wall together

What it was like voting as an American in Germany right before the Berlin Wall fell
FOR MEMBERS

What it was like voting as an American in Germany right before the Berlin Wall fell

30 years on: German government hails success of reunification

30 years on: German government hails success of reunification

How the German language differed between East and West

How the German language differed between East and West

How a Leipzig church led to the fall of the Berlin Wall

How a Leipzig church led to the fall of the Berlin Wall

Is Germany really united 30 years after the fall of the Wall?
FOR MEMBERS

Is Germany really united 30 years after the fall of the Wall?

‘A lid will be put on history’: Stasi archive transfer sparks outcry

‘A lid will be put on history’: Stasi archive transfer sparks outcry

25 jokes from the GDR that show the Stasi couldn’t silence laughter

25 jokes from the GDR that show the Stasi couldn’t silence laughter

Six things you need to know about the Berlin Wall

Six things you need to know about the Berlin Wall

‘Go East’: More Germans returning to roots 30 years after Wall’s fall

‘Go East’: More Germans returning to roots 30 years after Wall’s fall

Five films that shaped the GDR’s legacy – and what east Germans think of them today

Five films that shaped the GDR’s legacy – and what east Germans think of them today

‘An impressive man and a rather quiet hero’: Sigmund Jähn, Germany’s first man in space, dies at 82

‘An impressive man and a rather quiet hero’: Sigmund Jähn, Germany’s first man in space, dies at 82

How the Stasi failed to silence Rolling Stones fans in East Germany

How the Stasi failed to silence Rolling Stones fans in East Germany

Merkel to mark Iron Curtain anniversary with Orban amid new divides

Merkel to mark Iron Curtain anniversary with Orban amid new divides

‘Until now it hasn’t been talked about’: Who were the East German victims of the Iron Curtain?

‘Until now it hasn’t been talked about’: Who were the East German victims of the Iron Curtain?

Brandenburg elections: In east German rust belt, economic fears boost far-right

Brandenburg elections: In east German rust belt, economic fears boost far-right

Explained: What sparked the protest culture of modern Germany?

Explained: What sparked the protest culture of modern Germany?

Eastern German population dips to lowest level in 114 years
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Eastern German population dips to lowest level in 114 years

Child victims of ex-East German regime to get compensation

Child victims of ex-East German regime to get compensation

Former East German ‘Stasi’ agents questioned over Lockerbie bombing

Former East German ‘Stasi’ agents questioned over Lockerbie bombing

Refugees in eastern Germany ‘10 times more likely’ to be hate crime victims: report

Refugees in eastern Germany ‘10 times more likely’ to be hate crime victims: report

‘Younger and more eastern’: Green Party boasts record membership

‘Younger and more eastern’: Green Party boasts record membership

Why Germany will never forget the Stasi era of mass surveillance

Why Germany will never forget the Stasi era of mass surveillance

Anti-foreigner attitudes on the rise in Germany, study finds

Anti-foreigner attitudes on the rise in Germany, study finds

Talkin’ ’bout my generation: What unity means to eastern Germans

Talkin’ ’bout my generation: What unity means to eastern Germans

Honeckers: the most powerful family in communist East Germany. What happened to them?
FOR MEMBERS

Honeckers: the most powerful family in communist East Germany. What happened to them?

Weekend Wanderlust: A love letter to the eastern German city of Leipzig

Weekend Wanderlust: A love letter to the eastern German city of Leipzig

Angela Merkel confesses to smuggling Western currency during GDR days

Angela Merkel confesses to smuggling Western currency during GDR days

Plans to rebuild Berlin Wall for art project blocked

Plans to rebuild Berlin Wall for art project blocked

‘We aren’t all Nazis’: Chemnitz on edge after anti-migrant violence

‘We aren’t all Nazis’: Chemnitz on edge after anti-migrant violence

10 must-see UNESCO World Heritage Sites in eastern Germany
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10 must-see UNESCO World Heritage Sites in eastern Germany

Foreigners in eastern Germany are fewer in number but better educated

Foreigners in eastern Germany are fewer in number but better educated

Far-right ‘terror’ group faces verdicts for attacks targeting refugees

Far-right ‘terror’ group faces verdicts for attacks targeting refugees

The rise, fall and open road of Germany’s former ‘Stalin City’

The rise, fall and open road of Germany’s former ‘Stalin City’

Tensions still high: renewed conflicts in Cottbus between locals and foreigners

Tensions still high: renewed conflicts in Cottbus between locals and foreigners

Germany considers student exchanges to heal East-West divide

Germany considers student exchanges to heal East-West divide

East German village sells for €140,000

East German village sells for €140,000

‘People had no prospects here’: east German village put on market for €125,000

‘People had no prospects here’: east German village put on market for €125,000

How united is Germany 28 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall?

How united is Germany 28 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall?

‘The opposite of our modern technical world’: The Trabi turns 60

‘The opposite of our modern technical world’: The Trabi turns 60

‘Merkel understood nothing’: AfD’s gains greatest in eastern Germany

‘Merkel understood nothing’: AfD’s gains greatest in eastern Germany

Google celebrates Ampelmann’s birthday with special Google Doodle

Google celebrates Ampelmann’s birthday with special Google Doodle

Half of Germans think the country has grown to become one nation: study

Half of Germans think the country has grown to become one nation: study

Merkel calls out haters, as boos and whistles greet her once again on campaign trail

Merkel calls out haters, as boos and whistles greet her once again on campaign trail

How a nursing home is treating dementia patients by ‘sending’ them back to the GDR

How a nursing home is treating dementia patients by ‘sending’ them back to the GDR

New study gives first verifiable death toll at Cold War East German borders

New study gives first verifiable death toll at Cold War East German borders

Study into east German racism outrages conservative politicians

Study into east German racism outrages conservative politicians

Examining why right-wing extremism plagues east Germany

Examining why right-wing extremism plagues east Germany

Berlin ‘Good Bye Lenin!’ showing brings GDR back to life

Berlin ‘Good Bye Lenin!’ showing brings GDR back to life

East German landlords ‘stop renting to politicians, fearing attacks’

East German landlords ‘stop renting to politicians, fearing attacks’

Why there’s never been a better time to find a job in Berlin

Why there’s never been a better time to find a job in Berlin

Far-right radicals try to storm east German police station

Far-right radicals try to storm east German police station

East Germany – 10 things you never knew about the GDR
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East Germany – 10 things you never knew about the GDR

Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany: govt

Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany: govt

Former East to lag behind West for years to come: study

Former East to lag behind West for years to come: study

Researchers row over number of Cold War border deaths

Researchers row over number of Cold War border deaths

Trabi totalled on Autobahn after skidding on snail slime

Trabi totalled on Autobahn after skidding on snail slime

Finally, west Germans are the ones trying to get into the east

Finally, west Germans are the ones trying to get into the east

Victims of East German doping to get €10 million aid

Victims of East German doping to get €10 million aid

Finally: East Germany turns migration corner

Finally: East Germany turns migration corner

How October 3rd became German Unity Day

How October 3rd became German Unity Day

Canada travel advice warns of gangs, migrants

Canada travel advice warns of gangs, migrants

What if Germany had never been reunited?

What if Germany had never been reunited?

‘Welcome back, Lenin’: Soviet leader returns

‘Welcome back, Lenin’: Soviet leader returns

The day that ‘sealed East Germany’s fate’

The day that ‘sealed East Germany’s fate’

East German economy still lagging, study finds

East German economy still lagging, study finds

Berlin honours dead of 1953 anti-GDR uprising

Berlin honours dead of 1953 anti-GDR uprising

Unusual refugees flee to east Germany

Unusual refugees flee to east Germany

Trabi project aims to electrify ‘Ostalgia’

Trabi project aims to electrify ‘Ostalgia’

More women work in east than west: Study

More women work in east than west: Study

‘I know the Wall through the history of my family’

‘I know the Wall through the history of my family’

Parliament’s Wall debate opens old wounds

Parliament’s Wall debate opens old wounds

How 12 words helped bring down the Wall

How 12 words helped bring down the Wall

East happier than West with reunification

East happier than West with reunification

Germans accept gays more, immigrants less

Germans accept gays more, immigrants less

West has more teething problems than East

West has more teething problems than East

East Germany in colour – everyday propaganda

East Germany in colour – everyday propaganda

GDR prisoners made Aldi and VW goods

GDR prisoners made Aldi and VW goods

Fascists fail to claim ‘We are the people’ slogan

Fascists fail to claim ‘We are the people’ slogan

Population flight from east Germany ends

Population flight from east Germany ends

Researchers find 138th Berlin Wall victim

Researchers find 138th Berlin Wall victim

How united is Germany?

How united is Germany?

Germans celebrate once-in-a-lifetime holiday

Germans celebrate once-in-a-lifetime holiday

West German doping probe sparks concern

West German doping probe sparks concern

West tested drugs on ‘50,000 East Germans’

West tested drugs on ‘50,000 East Germans’

Merkel remembers East German uprising

Merkel remembers East German uprising

Eastern Germans ‘still shut out from elite’

Eastern Germans ‘still shut out from elite’

‘One in six’ east Germans think like neo-Nazis

‘One in six’ east Germans think like neo-Nazis

German seniors lose buying power

German seniors lose buying power

Foreign investors ‘snap up prefab German flats’

Foreign investors ‘snap up prefab German flats’

East German soldiers dying more than West

East German soldiers dying more than West

Half of German teens ‘unsure Hitler a dictator’

Half of German teens ‘unsure Hitler a dictator’

Bundeswehr ‘needs wealthy southerners too’

Bundeswehr ‘needs wealthy southerners too’

East German prison labour claims spread

East German prison labour claims spread

Ikea ‘also used Cuban prison labour’

Ikea ‘also used Cuban prison labour’

East Germany world’s most Godless area

East Germany world’s most Godless area

East German propaganda art gathers dust

East German propaganda art gathers dust

Secret files: Communist Honecker cheated on wife

Secret files: Communist Honecker cheated on wife

Restored Stasi HQ opens doors to public

Restored Stasi HQ opens doors to public

Last East German head of state dies at 83

Last East German head of state dies at 83

Former Stasi workers to be banned from archive

Former Stasi workers to be banned from archive

Many eastern Germans sympathize with decision to build Berlin Wall

Many eastern Germans sympathize with decision to build Berlin Wall

Exhibition shows everyday life as communism crumbled

Exhibition shows everyday life as communism crumbled

Stasi law change could lead to more probes

Stasi law change could lead to more probes

‘German Mother Theresa’ saves lives in Pakistan

‘German Mother Theresa’ saves lives in Pakistan

East German Mozambicans campaign for rights

East German Mozambicans campaign for rights

Stasi checks for public servants extended

Stasi checks for public servants extended

The Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate

Friedrichstrasse Station

Friedrichstrasse Station

Stasi victims still searching for peace after 20 years

Stasi victims still searching for peace after 20 years

‘Politically precarious’ banned East German film premieres

‘Politically precarious’ banned East German film premieres

Neo-Nazis make headway into town councils

Neo-Nazis make headway into town councils

Kurras’ Stasi past almost revealed by researcher six years ago

Kurras’ Stasi past almost revealed by researcher six years ago

Stasi stole West German identities for sabotage ops

Stasi stole West German identities for sabotage ops

Stasi link made in infamous student death

Stasi link made in infamous student death

CDU plans campaign to fight communist nostalgia

CDU plans campaign to fight communist nostalgia

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CDU wants to redouble efforts in eastern Germany

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Poorest Germans despair as middle class shrinks further

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CDU’s Böhmer sorry for offending East German women

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CDU’s Böhmer blames baby killings on East German legacy