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Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt

Go East: Germans return home 30 years after Wall's fall

The former communist states in Germany are starting to look a lot more attractive to young families.


The former communist states in Germany are starting to look a lot more attractive to young families.

For years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the mantra for millions of former East Germans was to 'Go West' for better jobs and opportunities. With new industries taking shape and offering a variety of career paths, better childcare options and relatively cheap housing, the former

Crucially, another key piece of the puzzle fell into place quickly -- a full-day childcare spot for her two sons rather than the half-day offers in the west.

But he, too, managed to find employment and without taking a pay cut.

The east"lost about 1.2 million people between 1991 and 2017", said Nico Stawarz, researcher at the Federal Institute for Population Research in Wiesbaden.

And it was the young and well-educated who fled, leaving a fast-ageing population behind.

In a recent study, the institute noted that in 2017, for the first time, the number of arrivals in the east was higher than departures -- even without taking Berlin into account which for years has seen this trend.

Even though there are no global statistics, several reports document a rise in the returns of the so-called"Ossis" (after the word Ost for East).

Not to be outdone, the Christian Democrats in Thuringia are proposing to offer 5,000 euros ($5,500) as a bonus for returnees.

A year after their move, the Hoffmanns say they feel at home now.

"It's no big deal," said Peggy,"But we told ourselves, well the fact that this separation once existed is still in their heads," even among the generation born after the fall of the wall.

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