Documentary ‘Ostfrauen’ explores the success of East German women in reunified Germany

“East German women want to pay for themselves, they don’t want to be dependent on anybody,” says Anke Domscheit-Berg from Die Linke. We spoke with the Bundestag member about her role in the documentary, "Ostfrauen."

Photo courtesy of Anke Domscheit-Berg



Anke Domscheit-Berg from Die Linke (the Left Party) has been a member of the Bundestag (the German Parliament) since 2017. Recently she was featured in the documentary “Ostfrauen.” The project includes a scientific study on how women socialized in the former GDR are represented in leadership positions.

The study finds that 30 years after the fall of the Wall, East Germans continue to be underrepresented in German leadership positions. But of the East Germans who have made it into management positions, most of them are women. We spoke with Domscheit-Berg and film editor Michael Schönherr about the success of Ostfrauen.


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