Heimat: Blood and citizenship

Heimat (© Flickr/Alte Wilde Korkmännchen)

In the 20th century, Germans have made a massive transition from extreme nationalism to multicultural democracy. As Marijke van der Meer discovers, the strains of this huge shift have brought on an identity crisis, both in the way Germans see themselves and each other. In the programme, we meet “old” Germans as well as “new” ones with mixed backgrounds. 

Producer: Marijke van der Meer

Broadcast: October 1, 2000