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Monika Lawrence: When the Wall Came Down

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Monika Lawrence

The day of the reunification, it was October 3rd, 1990, we woke up in a new country without having moved...it was a roller coaster of events, of emotions.  This just came like an avalanche, then there was the big euphoria, of course...  so first you couldn't believe it, and then as it sank in and then... What happens?- Monika Lawrence

Monika Lawrence had lived in East Germany her entire life.  One evening, frustrated with the propaganda and lies coming thru her transistor radio, she turned off the media and went to sleep. She woke up in a new reality.  In this segment, Monika discusses life in  socialist East Germany, the societal struggles that arose with the reunification, and how opportunities like travel and studying the arts became realities afterward.   All that and much more...