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    Hello there!

    I've been preparing for my A2 Oral today, and came across this question:

    Warum haben Fälle von Rassismus in Deutschland nach der Wiedervereinigung zugenommen?

    Was just wondering if anyone had any more ideas than I've got. So far I've come up with these:

    Social Conditions in the East:
    • Economically depressed
    • Higher rate of unemployment
    • 'Suspicious' views of people who are different, due to the long period of living under the regime
    • Lack of 'proper' education regarding the Holocaust and Germany's Nazi past


    Other factors:
    • The introduction of the internet has enabled RW propaganda to be easily distributed


    ...but that's all I've really come up with. If anybody could contribute any other ideas, it would be really appreciated. Thank you
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    Judging by its mention of reunification, I suspect it's wanting you to focus on the issues specifically related to it. So I'd leave out the last one if I were you.
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    Not used to presence of foreigners etc due to strict controls in Soviet controlled Germany...people difficulty getting in/out etc!
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    Good ideas. The only ones specifically related to the reunification is the lack of education and the social and ethnical transformation after 1990, but the other points are much more important: you could see the situation in the GDR as a concentration of all the problems that contribute to racism in general.
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    Thanks for all your replies
 
 
 
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