A Legacy of East Germany Where Does the Hate Come From?

Hatred of refugees is widespread in Germany, but it seems particularly prominent in the eastern half of the country. There are several reasons for that, and many of them stem from life under communism -- and unfulfilled expectations afterwards.
"We are the people." A sign at a 2014 Pegida protest in Dresden.

"We are the people." A sign at a 2014 Pegida protest in Dresden.

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East Germans fleeing from Hungary to Austria on Aug. 19, 1989

East Germans fleeing from Hungary to Austria on Aug. 19, 1989

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