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Erich Honecker

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  • German author Christa Wolf has died

     
    Christa Wolf, a significant voice in German literature, has died.
  • From the archives: Honecker Quits; E. Germany May Change Course

    BONN -- Embattled East German leader Erich Honecker resigned Wednesday under increasing pressure and was succeeded by Egon Krenz, a Politburo member regarded as a hard-liner, who indicated he will chart a new course. Honecker, 77, has been ailing since a...

    From the archives: Longtime Bulgaria Leader Resigns; Reformer Named

    MOSCOW -- Bulgarian President Todor Zhivkov, the longest-serving leader in Eastern Europe, resigned Friday, thrusting his country into the political maelstrom sweeping the region. Zhivkov, 78, who stepped down after 35 years in power, was replaced as...

    From the archives: Czechs Remove Curb on Travel

    PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -- Prime Minister Ladislav Adamec announced Tuesday that Czechoslovak citizens will no longer need exit permits to travel to Western countries, a move that signaled the first significant reverberations here from East Germany's...

    From the archives: Hungary Allows Exodus to West by East Germans

    BONN -- Thousands of jubilant East Germans began crossing into Austria and freedom early today shortly after the Hungarian government opened the border with a dramatic announcement late Sunday, declaring that all East Germans in its territory seeking to...