Monday, December 16, 2019
Left-wing leader Katja Kipping has asked East and West Germans to forgive each other for mistakes in reunification. "Traumatization often only becomes recognizable when the worst has been overcome and a piece of security has returned. At this point we are at the moment," she told the "Rheinische Post" in an interview.
After the reunification, the East Germans would have lost a lot of familiar things. "In order to deal with this social trauma, in addition to social security and revitalization of the public, we need an all-German heat flow in the form of real interest and respect for the East."
Kipping was born in Dresden in 1978 and grew up in the former GDR. The 41-year-old, together with Bernd Riexinger, has chaired the Left Party since 2012.