Building a new Germany after the Fall of the Wall

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Hope Harrison and Erik Kirschbaum. Photo credit: KCRW Berlin

How have East and West Germany grown together 30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall? This week on Studio Berlin, host Erik Kirschbaum remembers the Fall of the Wall and discusses the making of a new Germany after 1989.

He is joined by Hope Harrison, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University and author of the book, “After the Berlin Wall – Memory and the making of the New Germany. 1989 to the Present” as well as Günter Nooke, personal representative of the German Chancellor for Africa in the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. Nooke started his political career as a civil rights activist in the GDR with Demokratischer Aufbruch, or Democratic Awakening.

Hope Harrison and Günter Nooke in studio. Photo credit: KCRW Berlin