Sunday, October 5, 2014

Export led growth

The former East Germany found a use for the Berlin Wall; sell it off piecemeal to the West;
...there are more pieces of the wall around the world than in Berlin itself, according to experts.
“We located 80 to 85 Berlin Wall segments in the United States alone,” Tilman Guenther from the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany told NBC News.
There are at least 240 segments of it outside Germany, but not all of it;
In an indoor shopping mall across from Potsdamer Platz, an exhibit commemorating the wall was erected in early September.
Between perfume stores and high-end jewelers, visitors can gawk at tacky replicas of border signs and an old watchtower. Nearby, barbed wire hangs from an escalator and mannequins stand dressed in former East German border guard uniforms.

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