If you were given free money to spend in the free world for the first time in your life, what would you buy?

9th November 2019 marks 30 years since the night in 1989 when the Berlin wall fell. For many living in the East, the first steps into a free world were accompanied by a free gift of begrüßungsgeld -welcome money- which was typically 100DM (approx 80 euro) offered to each GDR citizen by the West German government to spend in the West.
With journalist Malcolm Jack, I travelled around Germany and beyond to produce portraits and filmed interviews with several former East German citizens who received this donation. We discovered what they bought with their begrüßungsgeld – some still have the items- and learned of their experiences from such a significant period in recent history.