German unification day in kulmbach

german unification day in kulmbach

Strict entry regulations, barbed wire that divided the country into two halves and families that were separated – many young people only know all this from history lessons. One person who experienced it firsthand, who was directly affected by the division of germany, is hans klose. The 73-year-old was one of about 100 burgers who met at the monument near the belin bridge on german unification day to commemorate reunification 22 years ago in a dignified setting.

"For me, it was like a gift from god: now i could meet my brother, who lived in dresden, regularly and without any problems," said spath, the kulmbacher paid. He is pleased that the saxon state capital has been transformed into a jewel over the past two decades.

Economy benefited from reunification

To the younger generation pays michael barnickel. As a child, the 30-year-old from oberzettlitz witnessed the lines of east german cars rolling through the beer town. German unification has not only brought peace and freedom, but has also paid off in economic terms: "on the one hand, the reconstruction of the east brought orders to west german companies, but on the other hand it also led to a certain improvement in living conditions in the east german states."

As every year, the commemoration was again organized by the "day of german unification" district trustees. Chairman dr. Wolfgang protzner turned back the wheel of history in his speech. Against the backdrop of the post-war period with its "food, travel and house-building wave" the historian explained how, with the necessary amount of luck, reunification had come about.

The speaker, who 22 years after unification branded the concept of the new federal states as outdated, concluded that the process of unification was complete. "That which the founding fathers of the basic law had formulated as their first goal has been achieved." at the same time, the expert concedes that there are not blooming landscapes everywhere in eastern germany. However, this is also the case in western germany.

It's no longer a question of east and west

His conclusion: "the next solidarity pact will be different: it will no longer be about east and west, but about privileged and underprivileged areas." in conclusion, he turned his gaze to europe. There will be no getting around the need to create a new order in europe. "We should redefine what solidarity is. Solidarity does not mean supporting banks, but helping states to achieve the standard of administration, fiscal policy and prosperity that we have."

The chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the kulmbach city council, ingo lehmann, and city and district councilor thomas nagel also spoke on behalf of the board of trustees. Both emphasized the great importance of the holiday. "We must always be proud to remember this incredible gift of german history, nagel said, while lehmann emphasized: "we can be proud of what we have created."

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