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East German village sells for 140,000 euros

Alwine, with a population of 20, sold to anonymous buyer who bid by phone

Berlin

THE only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros (about S$222,750) and walked away the new owner of a small slice of German history: the village of Alwine, population 20.

Its empty homes and ageing residents mirror the wider fate of the ex-communist...

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