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. 


Heino Falcke

Hans-Jürgen Fischbeck

Karl Wilhelm Fricke

Lilo Fuchs

Martin Gutzeit

Udo Hartmann

Katrin Hattenhauer

Katja Havemann

Michael Heinisch

Rolf Henrich

Gerold Hildebrand

Roland Jahn

Sarah Jasinszczak

Carlo Jordan

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