Downstream: The Country Where Communism Almost Worked w/ Katja Hoyer
In 1990, the Berlin Wall came down and the experiment of communist East Germany came to an end. Yet for a while it was a successful project, raising living standards against massive odds and providing stability for the first time in half a century. So is it time to reassess Europe’s most wealthy, and advanced communist country, the DDR? Aaron Bastani speaks to author and historian Katja Hoyer, author of Beyond the Wall: East Germany, 1949-1990.