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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Michael Arnold

Michael Beleites

Almuth Berger

Stephan Bickhardt

Wolf Biermann

Marianne Birthler

Bärbel Bohley

Heidi Bohley

Klaus-Dieter Boost

Antje Böttger

Martin Böttger

Judith Braband

Erika Drees

Frank Ebert

Katrin Eigenfeld

Rainer Eppelmann

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