The Alternative fuer Deutschland party is more anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim than Neo Nazi, but their ideologies overlap and unsurprisingly it received most of its support in the former East Germany
in the elections last Sunday.
Bahr and Brandt's "Eastern Policy", which is called "Ostpolitik" in German, was based on the realization that East Germany
could no longer be ignored and there was a need to improve ties.
West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher told a cheering crowd of 20,000 outside West Berlin's City Hall that East Germany
had begun poking holes in the Berlin Wall by creating new crossing points.
That was supposed to happen on November 10, but by now East Germany
was a place of chaos and confusion and, with thousands of East Germans massing at the checkpoint and thousands of West Germans waiting to greet them, the inevitable could not be delayed.
In East Germany
, the Lutheran Church offered a roof to those dissidents, allowing space for that niche group to dialogue.
Ikea representatives visited locations in East Germany
where certain products were manufactured, but those visits were tightly regulated and restricted to certain areas of the plants, as pointed out by the New York Times.
The 72-year-old Gauck is well known for his work as a dissident in East Germany
and for running the archives on the Stasi secret police after the Berlin Wall came down, exposing its crimes.
The film by Berlinale veteran director Christian Petzold, teaming up with actress Nina Hoss for a fifth time after she won Berlin's Silver Bear best actress award for "Yella" in 2007, has none of the stirring moments or heart-breaking scenes as in other films about East Germany
such as "The Lives of Others.
He had one refrigerated truck, a small refrigerated warehouse and one of only a very few private businesses in East Germany
The tour was the third undertaken by the consulate, whose district encompasses German states that were once part of East Germany
and had been subjected to four decades of virulent anti-American propaganda during the Cold War.
If there is a parallel to East Germany
, it is as if Erich Honecker had been forced from office, only for the Communist Party to retain a large measure of control.
If East Germany
wanted to remain competitive in international sport, there was no choice but to allow the use of doping substances.