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. 


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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