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Memories of Hard Times

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The economic policies of the presidential candidates have of course become the most important campaign issues over the past month or so. In that time Obama especially has frequently repeated the line that the country is in its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. That has many people reflecting on just what life was like during the early part of the 20th century. Last week, we brought you the story of Wanda Johnson Bridgeforth, who experienced the Great Depression while growing up in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. We now look at this era through the eyes of another woman who came of age at this time halfway around the world in Germany.

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