What would they recommend as a better way to have kept East Germans
from fleeing to the West?
As shown in Table 2, this method of estimating employment foregone in raising two children through age 16 generates a total of 10,833 h of lost paid work by East German
women and 26,368 lost hours by West German women.
I realized that just because the East German
women had won a lot of gold medals before didn't mean that they were going to this time.
In the switch from the Communist, government-run economy of East Germany to the free-market (capitalist) economy of West Germany, East Germans
faced economic changes, too.
Their rigorous methods shocked the East Germans
and made them dependent on West German subsidies.
A second academic, Dr Gwyneth Edwards, a modern languages lecturer who taught at Loughborough University, has been accused of passing information to the East German
Stasi secret police during the Cold War.
To viewers watching the Moscow Olympics on TV, the huge East Germans
were obviously much more powerful then their rivals.
The forty years in between are those of the East German
An East German
woman divorces her beloved husband because files in the secret police archives show that he spied on her and their children for the Communists.
Death and rebirth followed one another in seamless continuity on the first of the year, as the former East German
DFF (Deutscher Fernseh Funk) went out of business and was replaced by the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), which is headquartered in Leipzig.
But in little more than a year on the job, Moellemann--working with the Treuhand's Birgit Breuel--has taken a stiff broom to the East German
When Hungary opened its border with Austria, permitting an exodus of East Germans
to West Germany, it hastened the events that led to the demise of state and party chief Honecker, to the breaching of the wall in mid-November and to the first free elections in March 1990.