People

The Peaceful Revolution was launched by people in both East and West Germany. Many individuals were active – often for many years – on behalf of democracy in the GDR. In her essay, the writer Claudia Rusch pays tribute to those East Germans who had the courage to rebel openly against the dictatorship. 

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Wolfgang Templin

Arnold Vaatz

Konrad Weiß

Peter Wensierski

Christoph Wonneberger

Jörg (Jolly) Zickler

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