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The Girl of the Golden East


“We can manage this”, claims Angela Merkel, an immigrant herself 25 years ago from the GDR and now considered the most powerful woman in the world.

“We can manage this”, claims Angela Merkel, an immigrant herself 25 years ago from the GDR and now considered the most powerful woman in the world.

It seems like a document from a lost and distant world: the colour photograph shows Angela Merkel a quarter-century ago. On 2 November 1990, a few weeks before the general election in which she would first enter Parliament, the 36-year-young politician is sitting in a fishing hut on the island of Rügen.

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