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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.
  • Perspectives on the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Perspectives on the fall of the Berlin Wall
    We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...

    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...