Skip to comments.Merkel says coronavirus rules evoked memories of East Germany
Posted on 10/03/2020 10:53:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the drastic limits placed on peoples freedoms to curb the coronavirus earlier this year had weighed heavily on her, bringing back memories of life in surveillance-riddled East Germany.
Speaking on the eve of the 30th anniversary of German reunification, Merkel told the RND newspaper group she was acutely aware of the sacrifices she was asking of Germans when the country went into lockdown in March.
That I had to tell people they could only be out in the street in a single household or just two persons at a time, that no events could take place, that children could not visit their parents in care homes these were serious restrictions. [ ]
My background has shaped me, she said, recalling the longing for freedom during life in the GDR.
But the veteran leader, who as a young woman rejected an offer to inform for the Stasi secret police, said her experiences in former East Germany also prepared her for difficult times. We learned to improvise and we always managed well despite many shortages. These are skills that are useful today too.
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As long as they weren’t fond memories.
I thought I read somewhere where she did a little work for the communist govt way back when.
Perhaps a lot of people did and maybe it wasn’t by choice.
I don’t recall much about it.
Those were the good old days, right Muttah?
Ah, die guten alten tage, nicht wahr Frau Merkel?
Just an old worthless, childless spinster, nothing more, well maybe with delusions of grandeur. All the worthless female European heads of state have no children. Ever wonder why?
She evokes memories of Adolf Hitler. Especially the taking over Europe part.
They have Janet Reno disease?
Er, meant Janet Napolitano, but Reno works too.
Angela Merkel reminds me of a female Ceausescu.
GEEZE even Merkel gets it!!!
Im suprised she didn’t say how happy she was about it, the goose-stepping Stasi bit...broad.
Is that to say you’re not a fan of Marxism, Merkel?
Hope you extended well-wishes to DJT. He’s your next best POTUS since Reagan.
Maybe Merkel's nostalgic for the good old days.
Oh wow! That chin, and...yknow, there are rumors...I wonder how much more of that might come out.
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