Red Ice News

The Future is the Past

Germany’s Merkel shrugs aside new book about communist-era past, says she never hid anything
New to Red Ice? Start Here!

Germany’s Merkel shrugs aside new book about communist-era past, says she never hid anything

Source: foxnews.com


Chancellor Angela Merkel has shrugged aside a book that suggests she may have been closer to East Germany’s communist system than previously thought, saying she’s never hidden anything.

The 58-year-old Merkel grew up in East Germany and entered politics as communism crumbled in 1989. It’s long been known that, like many, she joined the communist youth organization. She has said she "politically lived an assimilated life."

A book appearing this week revives questions about whether Merkel was a propaganda secretary for the youth organization, which she denies, and says she was an active labor union official.

Merkel said at an event late Sunday that she had never hidden anything about her life in East Germany, though acknowledged some things may emerge "because no one has ever asked me about them."



More: dailymail.co.uk

Comments

We're Hiring

We are looking for a professional video editor, animator and graphics expert that can join us full time to work on our video productions.

Apply

Help Out

Sign up for a membership to support Red Ice. If you want to help advance our efforts further, please:

Donate

Tips

Send us a news tip or a
Guest suggestion

Send Tip

Related News

Facebook's Zuckerberg promises Merkel action on hate speech
Facebook's Zuckerberg promises Merkel action on hate speech
‘Fit Facebook Mom’ Account Deleted By Facebook Censors Over ‘Anti-Obese Hate Speech’
‘Fit Facebook Mom’ Account Deleted By Facebook Censors Over ‘Anti-Obese Hate Speech’

Archives Pick

Red Ice T-Shirts

Red Ice Radio

3Fourteen

Meeting Nelson Mandela & Sweden's History With The ANC
Ingrid Carlqvist - Meeting Nelson Mandela & Sweden's History With The ANC
Is Israel Just Like Apartheid South Africa?
Arthur Kemp - Is Israel Just Like Apartheid South Africa?

TV

Forced Diversity Is Not Our Strength
Forced Diversity Is Not Our Strength
The Revolutionary Phenotype: AI To End Mankind?
Jean-Francois Gariépy - The Revolutionary Phenotype: AI To End Mankind?

RSSYoutubeGoogle+iTunesSoundCloudStitcherTuneIn

Design by Henrik Palmgren © Red Ice Privacy Policy