Compare & Contrast Exchanging Glances by Christa Wolf

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1940s: The Nazi Regime in Germany exterminates many of its own Jewish citizens and engages much of the rest of the world in war.

1960s-1989: Germany is divided by the Berlin Wall, creating two distinct nations, one democratic and one socialist.

Today: Germany is reunified into one democratic country. Many of the hardships and abuses of the East German government are revealed.

1930s and 1940s: Thousands of Germans, mostly Jews, flee when the Nazis take power. When WWII breaks out, 300,000 refugees have already left Germany. As Hitler's armies advance, the situation fast becomes a major crisis. Many countries, including the United States, refuse to increase the number of refugees they will accept. The vast majority of Jews in occupied Europe end up in concentration camps.

1960s and 1970s: The United States engages in, and withdraws from, the Vietnam War. Bombings, defoliation, and combat, along...

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