The German Gold Rush

The true story of the Treuhand

Original Title: Der deutsche Goldrausch

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 384 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-55164-6
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Pantheon

Date of publication: February 13, 2012
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Dirk  Laabs - The German Gold Rush


A new look at the history of German reunification

Dirk Laabs here tells the story of the Treuhand, or the "Trust Agency", that monumental public authority that originally came on the scene to stop the state-owned property of East Germany from being sold off and in the end was responsible for three million people losing their jobs. It is a story that took place in the shadows of reunification.

Laabs gives us a new view of the period after the fall of the Berlin Wall; his investigative book is an economic thriller cum history book.


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