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  • German author Christa Wolf has died

     
    Christa Wolf, a significant voice in German literature, has died.
  • 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...

    From the archives: Thousands Join E. German Exodus

    GIESSEN, West Germany -- Thousands of young East Germans arrived by special train in West German reception centers here and elsewhere Sunday as the refugee crisis in Bonn's diplomatic missions in Czechoslovakia and Poland appeared to flare up again with...

    From the archives: 'Don't Panic,' Gorbachev Tells East Germans

    EAST BERLIN -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev told East Germans on Friday that there is "no need for panic," and he urged them to "be patient . . . and don't be sad." The visiting Soviet president made these impromptu remarks as he greeted...

    From the archives: Crackdown Shameful, E. German Citizens Say

    LEIPZIG, East Germany -- East Germans expressed anger, shame and anguish Sunday over brutal police repression of popular, peaceful demonstrations in the Communist state's major cities over the weekend. Citizens interviewed in East Berlin, Dresden and...