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For decades the Iron Curtain divided Germany because the socialist German Democratic Republic did not wish to continue losing its citizens and skilled workers to the "golden" West.

Today the young people in East Germany would prefer to stay at home. Many of them must leave, however, because there are hardly any prospects for them in many regions of the former East. That's the way it is in Hoyerswerda, a town near the Polish border where Sarah Stotzner will soon be packing her bags. She was born in 1989, the year the Wall fell.

She wasn't yet three days old when she experienced her first revolution. For young mothers it truly stank -- due to a shortage of diapers in the Hoyerswerda Women's Hospital. In the maternity ward people's anger was bubbling over and it wasn't only the babies who were screaming. Read full article »

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