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. 


Martin Klähn

Freya Klier

Stephan Krawczyk

Thomas Krüger

Margitta Kupler

Jochen Läßig

Vera Lengsfeld

Heiko Lietz

Christoph Links

Markus Meckel

Rainer Müller

Ehrhart Neubert

Günter Nooke

Maria Nooke

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