I saw a great movie last night; “The Lives of Others” http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_lives_of_others/. It is a very well made movie with great acting and very powerful screenplay. It also got me thinking about how little I knew about GDR (German Democratic Republic) or East GErmany as it is better known. So I read the Wiki entry for East Germany http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Germany
Check out the movie and the Wiki entry… highly recommend it.