Withdrawal from the West

Even today, Gorbachev still accuses him of being a cheapskate, remembers the former Chair of KfW's Supervisory Board, Theo Waigel, when it comes to the negotiations on the withdrawal of the Russian soldiers from Eastern Germany. In our video, Theo Waigel and other contemporary witnesses explain which role KfW played in the reconstruction of the East (”Aufbau Ost“).

(Video: KfW Group/Ann-Kristin Emden/Detlev Karres/Thomas Schuch)
This video is available in German only.

Further information about the history of KfW

Published on KfW Stories: 11 November 2018, republished 15 November 2021