Thirty years ago, when the Wall began to fall in Berlin, the author experienced this historic event first-hand on site. Three decades later, the decision to make a journey through reunified Germany also responds to a desire to understand the personal significance of that experience.
From the West to the East and finally to Berlin: the main stages are shared with Thomas, a citizen of the former DDR who literally bears the consequences of an escape attempt in his twenties.
The interweaving of his testimony with that of the other characters she met conveys the atmosphere in which the Germans are preparing to commemorate this anniversary. 30 Years in November is an original snapshot of a Germany grappling with the contradictions of its recent past.