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. 


Wolfgang Templin

Arnold Vaatz

Konrad Weiß

Peter Wensierski

Christoph Wonneberger

Jörg (Jolly) Zickler

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