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An East German childhood

Nadja and her father

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When the Berlin Wall came crashing down 20 years ago it took with it a system of government in East Germany which had become the focus of growing popular discontent.

But - whether they were in favour or against the changes - everyone who lived in the old German Democratic Republic saw a way of life come to an end on November 9, 1989.

Nadja Korinth is a freelance journalist who sometimes works for the BBC.

She grew up in Leipzig, East Germany.

First broadcast 6 November 2009

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