Germany


"Last month a poll commissioned by Berlin Free University reported that--16 years after the wall came down, 15 years after political reunification that cost $1.5 trillion and wrecked Europe's largest economy--a quarter of former West Germans and half as many eaterners would like the wall back...

"Prejudice persists between Ossis (easterners) and Wessis (westerners). Ossis, facing high unemployment and low wages, feel like second-class citizens in the new Germany. Wessis begrudge the bill for the faltering reunification that has poisoned their economy" (Peter Beaumont. "No longer divided by the Berlin Wall, Germany still has a split Personality." Guardian Weekly, April 15-21, 2005: 8).


Colby Glass, MLIS