By Ann Brocklehurst Originally published in the International Herald Tribune, Saturday, July 17, 1993 IT’S a modern-day dilemma. Your environment conscience has persuaded you to use your car less often. But since most of the costs of car ownership are fixed, the less you drive, the less the investment pays off. And green as you’ve [...]
Reporting on Germany (1992 – 1994)
I lived in Berlin from 1992 to 1994, reporting on the first years of German unification and covering the transition from communism to capitalism in the former DDR. Many of my articles can still be found in the archives of the New York Times .
Originally published in the International Herald Tribune, Saturday, January 22, 1994 By Ann Brocklehurst DOING one’s patriotic duty is more commonly associated with financial sacrifice than with earning piles of money. But for West Germans who moved East to help with their country’s reconstruction, the personal economic rewards were often large. Organizations in both the [...]
By Ann Brocklehurst Originally published Wednesday, April 1, 1992 in the International Herald Tribune As the costs of unification prove more of a strain on Berlin’s finances than the expense of maintaining a divided city ever did, political and business leaders are counting on a major economic expansion to ease the pressure. . They believe [...]
Originally published in the International Herald Tribune, October 8, 1992 By Ann Brocklehurst Although the universities of Eastern Germany have ambitious plans for reform, delays in carrying out the changes have led to an atmosphere of insecurity in which many qualified students and faculty members are leaving for the West. . The main problem for [...]
Ann Brocklehurst Originally published 22 January 1993, International Herald Tribune – It was inevitable that the fall of the Berlin Wall would complicate the working lives of Germany’s fictional detectives. And as it turns out in the most recently published German crime novels, the end of the Cold War has not only given rise to [...]