Protest against Egon Krenz being installed as chairman of the State Council outside the State Council building in East Berlin, 24 October 1989.
Quelle: picture-alliance/dpa/Wolfgang Kumm
The crumbling system
More and more east germans want out
Escape route via Hungary
Escape via Prague
Grassroots organisations shoot up
Social Democratic Party
Revolts along the line
The “20 Group”
Anniversary protests. 7. October 1989
Forty years of the GDR
Protests in Plauen
Demonstrations in East Berlin
East Berlin’s Gethsemane Church
WE are the People!
Leipzig on the move
The decisive day in Leipzig
The SED’s new tactic
Dialogue with the State
The "Turnaround" with Krenz at the helm
The crumbling system
SED pillars in crisis
Berlin – Alexanderplatz on 4 November 1989
Demonstrations across the country
9 November 1989 - The Fall of the Wall
A new travel law
The wall falls
The battle for power
The people on strike
The SED saves its skin
The Stasi must go!
The Round Table and the government
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Declaration by the Berlin Authors’ Association, 14 September 1989. As the leadership of the GDR refused to comment on the rising tide of people escaping, the writers pointed out that the causes were to be found within the country. They called for a public debate.
Rock musicians and singer-songwriters in particular were the driving force behind this declaration dated 18 September 1989, calling for political reforms. The musicians read the protest resolution aloud at their concerts, to which the state reacted by banning or calling off the performances.
Toni Krahl, singer of the band “City”. Krahl was one of the initiators of the protest resolution of 18 September 1989.
Quelle: picture-alliance/ZB/Günter Gueffroy
First signatories of the protest resolution of 18 September 1989: members of “Silly”, a cult band from the late phase of the GDR.
Quelle: ullstein bild/Jazz Archiv Hamburg
First signatories of the protest resolution of 18 September 1989: Konrad “Conny” Bauer, a trombonist and key figure in the GDR’s jazz scene (bottom).
Quelle: Manfred Rinderspacher
The actor Ulrich Mühe reading from Walter Janka’s memoirs at the Deutsches Theater, 28 October 1989. In a political show trial in 1956 Janka had been sentenced to five years’ penitentiary. He wrote about the background to the case in his memoirs Schwierigkeiten mit der Wahrheit (“Difficulties with the Truth”).
Quelle: Bundesarchiv/183-1989-1029-006/Rainer Mittelstädt
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