For those of a curious bent, who'd like to understand more about the "East German psyche", a book by Wolfgang Engler entitled: "Die Ostdeutschen: Kunde von einem verlorenen Land" and published by the Aufbau Verlag is just the job. It goes from the foundation of the GDR to when it finally broke up. The book also examines the gradual development and changes in the "East German psyche" in the light of social processes and how the various groupings within society interpreted them and the influence, sometimes reciprocal, they had on the "group thinking of the country". It's a bit of a heavy read in places, but all the more worthwhile because of that. I can highly recommend it.
@DaManBugs , is it about Stockholm syndrome?