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Implications for Germany of opening up of Berlin Wall

Title
Implications for Germany of opening up of Berlin Wall
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Nov 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:17
Description
The decision by the East German Government to allow its citizens to cross the Berlin Wall freely into West Germany. Unidentified (English?) male speaker, who was witness to the Wall’s early construction, on the dramatic moment as it effectively comes down. Also discussing the likely implications, including an influx of young East Germans into West Germany, free elections in East Germany, negotiations over German reunification, and the overall effect on West Germany. Female interviewer not identified.
Contributors
None Identified
Keywords
Elections; Social problems; Immigration; Germany; Europe; Democracy; Germany FR; Reunification; German DR; Berlin Wall; Border control

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