Photo Gallery: Searching for Eastern Germany 08/30/2013
 In the campaign, Chancellor Angela Merkel's East German roots have been held...
DPA

In the campaign, Chancellor Angela Merkel's East German roots have been held up as an explanation for her dispassionate approach to Europe. She, however, has embraced her past. Here, she is in 1990 at a meeting of East and West German finance ministers in her role as deputy spokesperson of the East German government.