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As the Nazi regime was defeated, East Germans hoped for a brighter future. Political exiles such as Erich Honecker returned to Berlin and set about rebuilding the nation. But, the fragile alliance of World War II soon collapsed. The Western nations found themselves at odds with the Soviets and Germany was divided. In this episode, I explore the origins of communism in Germany, the rise and the fall of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). Coming in October 2021
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English: Address from the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall). Full text at Wikisource
Date12 June 1987SourceUniversity of Virginia Miller Center for Public Affairs
President Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. Transcript available.
Date26 June 1963SourceKennedy Presidential LibraryAuthorJohn F. Kennedy--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daniel-mainwaring5/message