Episode 21 - The Rise of, Life In, and Fall of the German Democratic Republic

We talk about the splitting up of Germany after World War 2, the creation of both the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany, discuss what rights GDR citizens had, how many damn Nazis were in the West after the war, and what happened in 1989.

Suggested Reading:

Stasi State or Socialist Paradise?: The German Democratic Republic and What Came of It, Bruni de la Motte & John Green
The Triumph of Evil: The Reality of the USA's Cold War Victory, Austin Murphy
From My Life, Erich Honecker
Behind the Scenes in Two Worlds, Elaine & Harry Mensh

Outro music: "Es Bleibt Die Sonne," Gerd Michaelis-Chor