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German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn’t change into concerned with politics till the autumn of the Berlin Wall. She is now getting ready to bow out after 15 years in energy and 4 phrases as chancellor. French journalist Marion Van Renterghem has simply revealed a e-book in French, entitled “C’etait Merkel” (“That was Merkel”). She tells us extra concerning the childhood and early years of the lady who rose to the highest of German politics however by no means misplaced her sturdy ethical compass.
In contrast to many different German households, Merkel’s moved from the West to the East, a transfer that Van Renterghem says formed the longer term chancellor’s values – together with her “Wir schaffen das” (“We are able to do it”) perspective, when she opened Germany’s doorways to a whole lot of hundreds of migrants in 2015.