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The Young Ossis


The Young Ossis

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When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it was widely touted in the West as the triumph of democracy over communism.

But to many young East Germans who’d never known any other political or economic system, it felt more like capitalism moved in and pushed them aside. How did they adjust to a new world overnight? And how, after nearly 30 years of living in a capitalist world, do they see capitalism today?

“The Young Ossis” goes beyond the stereotypes, the Stasi and the lack of luxury goods, to find out what it means to grow up inside a not so grey, socialist country and then have it suddenly disappear.