(Credit: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images) Wolfram’s hypothesis was that being around familiar objects would reinvigorate the minds of those who believed their best years were behind them. Indeed, staff have since noticed “dramatic results,” Wolfram told the Local. “We noticed that people emerge from lethargy, are suddenly able to butter their own bread rolls, eat and drink more, go to the bathroom on their own and are friendlier and more interested in their environment.” The GDR was originally established in 1949 as Germany was divided between the east and the west after World War II. West Germany was controlled by the United States, Great Britain and France, while East Germany was governed by the Soviet Union. Communism took nursing jobs ri a front seat in East Germany, full of citizens and workers who were left with fewer resources than their counterpart. As the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, or SED, ruled a dwindling economy in East Germany, some Germans who tried to leave were shot and killed as they attempted to escape to West Germany. Even with the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 to separate the neighboring territories, the population in East Germany decreased, with millions of citizens – including younger people with specialized skills – fleeing to West Germany through Berlin. The Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989, and the GDR was officially dissolved the following year. Residents prepare a former east German cake.
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