As a "West" German I can tell you that it is not true that West Germans were resentful towards East Germans. However, they did not like paying more tax, which was transferred to Eastern Germany, as ammianus already pointed out. This money was especially needed for privatisation and rebuilding and improving the infrastructure. Western taxpayers also had to pay for an increase in East Germans pension schemes, because the pension schemes of East Germans was very low as was common in the Communist countries. Meanwhile, public funds were less being used for Western infrastructure. East Germans on the other hand, were not happy that West German industrialists and big business were looting and lots of jobs were being destroyed in the privatisation process. But resentful is the wrong word to generalise the attitude of both sides. That was only with individuals the case, but not overall.
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