Lenin statue to be unveiled in west Germany after legal battle

Lenin statue to be unveiled in west Germany after legal battle

While a global row rages over the controversial background of historical figures immortalised as statues, on Saturday a divisive new monument to Soviet leader Lenin will be unveiled in Germany.

New book digs up Stasi files on Günter Grass

New book digs up Stasi files on Günter Grass

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

How the Stasi failed to silence Rolling Stones fans in East 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

Former East German ‘Stasi’ agents questioned over Lockerbie bombing

Former East German ‘Stasi’ agents questioned over Lockerbie bombing

Why Germany will never forget the Stasi era of mass surveillance

Why Germany will never forget the Stasi era of mass surveillance

German man left disabled by 1982 border shooting offered compensation

German man left disabled by 1982 border shooting offered compensation

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

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

The East-West divide is diminishing, but differences still remain

The East-West divide is diminishing, but differences still remain

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

Here’s a little-known East German vehicle that’s actually amazing

Here’s a little-known East German vehicle that’s actually amazing

Turkey reminds me of communist East Germany, says veteran German finance minister

Turkey reminds me of communist East Germany, says veteran German finance minister

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

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

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

IN NUMBERS: How life in Germany has changed since reunification

IN NUMBERS: How life in Germany has changed since reunification

November 9th: the day German history keeps being made

November 9th: the day German history keeps being made

25 years on, Germany’s ‘two capitals’ causing headaches

25 years on, Germany’s ‘two capitals’ causing headaches

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

Disasters in East Germany: socialism was never at fault

Disasters in East Germany: socialism was never at fault

Researchers row over number of Cold War border deaths

Researchers row over number of Cold War border deaths

Western firms tested drugs on East Germans in Cold War

Western firms tested drugs on East Germans in Cold War

Victims of East German doping to get €10 million aid

Victims of East German doping to get €10 million aid

Merkel says coronavirus rules evoked memories of East Germany

Merkel says coronavirus rules evoked memories of East Germany

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’

When the first stone was laid: Berlin TV tower

When the first stone was laid: Berlin TV tower

Berlin honours dead of 1953 anti-GDR uprising

Berlin honours dead of 1953 anti-GDR uprising

More women work in east than west: Study

More women work in east than west: Study

Stasi documents trove released online

Stasi documents trove released online

‘Tear Down This Plaque’ row over GDR sign

‘Tear Down This Plaque’ row over GDR sign

‘Plug-ugly’ Honecker yacht fetches €130,000

‘Plug-ugly’ Honecker yacht fetches €130,000

How ordinary people smashed the Stasi

How ordinary people smashed the Stasi

Berlin balloon makes 850-km journey to Riga

Berlin balloon makes 850-km journey to Riga

Berlin celebrates 25 years since fall of Wall

Berlin celebrates 25 years since fall of Wall

Parliament’s Wall debate opens old wounds

Parliament’s Wall debate opens old wounds

Berlin starts celebrations for Wall fall anniversary

Berlin starts celebrations for Wall fall anniversary

The guard who opened the Berlin Wall

The guard who opened the Berlin Wall

Reunited but still battling a sinister hangover

Reunited but still battling a sinister hangover

How the Berlin Wall inspired celebrities

How the Berlin Wall inspired celebrities

Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1989

Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1989

‘We thought the Wall would last forever’

‘We thought the Wall would last forever’

Escaping of the 5,000 from East Berlin

Escaping of the 5,000 from East Berlin

The Local’s Berlin Wall special

The Local’s Berlin Wall special

Berlin Wall? Ring the bell and come through

Berlin Wall? Ring the bell and come through

How Berlin will celebrate this weekend

How Berlin will celebrate this weekend

Merkel lauds courage of East Germany dissidents

Merkel lauds courage of East Germany dissidents

‘I’m leaving for the West, who’s coming?’

‘I’m leaving for the West, who’s coming?’

See how Berlin has changed since Wall fell

See how Berlin has changed since Wall fell

Victims of GDR regime get benefit boost

Victims of GDR regime get benefit boost

East happier than West with reunification

East happier than West with reunification

Germany sues Swiss bank over missing marks

Germany sues Swiss bank over missing marks

‘First dissident’ of GDR dies at 93

‘First dissident’ of GDR dies at 93

Berlin Wall anniversary forgotten by many

Berlin Wall anniversary forgotten by many

Berlin to place 8,000 lit balloons along Wall route

Berlin to place 8,000 lit balloons along Wall route

Men fined for wearing East German shirts

Men fined for wearing East German shirts

East Germany in colour – everyday propaganda

East Germany in colour – everyday propaganda

‘Land grab’ ups prices in eastern Germany

‘Land grab’ ups prices in eastern Germany

GDR prisoners made Aldi and VW goods

GDR prisoners made Aldi and VW goods

Man wins Cold War radio competition, 44 years on

Man wins Cold War radio competition, 44 years on

Father of Berlin Wall reconciliation dies

Father of Berlin Wall reconciliation dies

Population flight from east Germany ends

Population flight from east Germany ends

Researchers find 138th Berlin Wall victim

Researchers find 138th Berlin Wall victim

The enduring appeal of East Germany’s Trabi

The enduring appeal of East Germany’s Trabi

How united is Germany?

How united is Germany?

‘I stole Berlin’s original Checkpoint Charlie sign’

‘I stole Berlin’s original Checkpoint Charlie sign’

‘Ampelmann is a positive symbol of the GDR’

‘Ampelmann is a positive symbol of the GDR’

Should Berlin protect its Soviet-era buildings?

Should Berlin protect its Soviet-era buildings?

Bisky dies: East German defender in tough times

Bisky dies: East German defender in tough times

Merkel ‘considered’ fleeing East Germany

Merkel ‘considered’ fleeing East Germany

Conservatives demand East German symbol ban

Conservatives demand East German symbol ban

Merkel remembers East German uprising

Merkel remembers East German uprising

Merkel reveals new details of GDR past

Merkel reveals new details of GDR past

Ikea: sorry for East German prison labour

Ikea: sorry for East German prison labour

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

Politicians pay tribute to ‘East German courage’

Politicians pay tribute to ‘East German courage’

One in five ‘Wessis’ have never been east

One in five ‘Wessis’ have never been east

Talent and growth head for the cities

Talent and growth head for the cities

Foreign investors ‘snap up prefab German flats’

Foreign investors ‘snap up prefab German flats’

Walker unearths doomed Cold War spying tunnel

Walker unearths doomed Cold War spying tunnel

Half of German teens ‘unsure Hitler a dictator’

Half of German teens ‘unsure Hitler a dictator’

East German prison labour claims spread

East German prison labour claims spread

East Germany world’s most Godless area

East Germany world’s most Godless area

Compensation for abused East German kids

Compensation for abused East German kids

East German payments ‘no longer needed’

East German payments ‘no longer needed’

Restored Stasi HQ opens doors to public

Restored Stasi HQ opens doors to public

Historian wants ban on communist uniforms

Historian wants ban on communist uniforms

Honecker’s hunting lodge sold for €2.5 million

Honecker’s hunting lodge sold for €2.5 million

Honecker’s plane gets new lease of life as luxury hotel

Honecker’s plane gets new lease of life as luxury hotel

Erhard sought to pay billions for East German freedom

Erhard sought to pay billions for East German freedom

Computer will soon piece together torn Stasi files

Computer will soon piece together torn Stasi files

Former Stasi workers to be banned from archive

Former Stasi workers to be banned from archive

More than 50 ex-Stasi work for files authority

More than 50 ex-Stasi work for files authority

Saxony pays nobles millions for porcelain seized by communists

Saxony pays nobles millions for porcelain seized by communists

Women’s equality stronger in former east, study finds

Women’s equality stronger in former east, study finds

Photos show the Inner German border, then and now

Photos show the Inner German border, then and now

Video game simulates East German border terror

Video game simulates East German border terror

Merkel still hoards after East German upbringing, she says

Merkel still hoards after East German upbringing, she says

East German death toll revised upwards

East German death toll revised upwards

Stasi checks for public servants extended

Stasi checks for public servants extended

Court rules against ‘Ossi’ discrimination case

Court rules against ‘Ossi’ discrimination case

Woman sues over ‘Ossi’ discrimination

Woman sues over ‘Ossi’ discrimination

Child abuse reported at East German institutions

Child abuse reported at East German institutions

Merkel got bad marks for Marx

Merkel got bad marks for Marx

Requests to see Stasi secret police files surge in Wall anniversary year

Requests to see Stasi secret police files surge in Wall anniversary year

Taking her first gasp during East Germany’s last

Taking her first gasp during East Germany’s last

Emotional strain ends former Stasi prisoner’s live re-enactment

Emotional strain ends former Stasi prisoner’s live re-enactment

Stasi victims still searching for peace after 20 years

Stasi victims still searching for peace after 20 years

Last East German leader still a convinced socialist

Last East German leader still a convinced socialist

Former East German nudists still letting it all hang out

Former East German nudists still letting it all hang out

Eastern German economy grows faster than expected

Eastern German economy grows faster than expected

Former Stasi prisoner goes back to jail for art

Former Stasi prisoner goes back to jail for art

‘Book reverend’ saves a million scrapped East German books

‘Book reverend’ saves a million scrapped East German books

East German sports doping victim speaks out after sex change

East German sports doping victim speaks out after sex change

Former East German jewel faces ghost town future

Former East German jewel faces ghost town future

East German Trabant revs up for comeback

East German Trabant revs up for comeback

Stasi had file on Michael Jackson

Stasi had file on Michael Jackson

Underground East German fashion show comes to Berlin

Underground East German fashion show comes to Berlin

U2 rocks Berlin two decades after ‘Achtung Baby’

U2 rocks Berlin two decades after ‘Achtung Baby’

‘City of losers’ makes a comeback from communist past

‘City of losers’ makes a comeback from communist past

East-west divide between Germans remains strong

East-west divide between Germans remains strong

Municipal posts rife with 17,000 former Stasi workers

Municipal posts rife with 17,000 former Stasi workers

Merkel’s guards revealed as ex-Stasi

Merkel’s guards revealed as ex-Stasi

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

Merkel defends her East German past

Merkel defends her East German past

Tiefensee says former East Germans get no respect

Tiefensee says former East Germans get no respect

Former East German athletes angry over doping confessions

Former East German athletes angry over doping confessions

Women stage wage-gap protests nationwide

Women stage wage-gap protests nationwide

Three East German authors named for National Prize

Three East German authors named for National Prize

East German songwriter commits suicide in jail

East German songwriter commits suicide in jail

CDU plans campaign to fight communist nostalgia

CDU plans campaign to fight communist nostalgia

One in nine in Berlin wants the Wall back

One in nine in Berlin wants the Wall back

Stasi informant loses court privacy battle

Stasi informant loses court privacy battle

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Stasi love drama causes stir for ARD

Köhler urges west to recognize East German achievements

Köhler urges west to recognize East German achievements

Berlin paper backs Stasi investigation of staff

Berlin paper backs Stasi investigation of staff

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CDU’s Böhmer sorry for offending East German women