"We all started to realize that life was just going to be different."
Many Eastern Germans celebrate freedom but mourn the loss of economic security.
On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we're contrasting that economic picture with the steep economic division in the U.S. today.
After the Berlin Wall came down, the German government poured billions in to the Eastern states. Was the money well spent?
In 1989, Germany was divided by much more than a concrete wall: West and East were separated by stark economic differences.
Europe braces for renewed hostilities with the United States over import tariffs.
Britain's handling of Brexit is seen as inept and funny by some Germans ... but not all.
Even so-called "domestic" carmakers are global companies with international supply chains.
Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen are proposing to end tariffs on U.S.-imported cars.
In Germany, officials are confident that the European leaders will broker a deal that avoids U.S. punishment.