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Triticale: Poland’s greatest opportunity?

in History/Opinion/Society
Triticale growing in a field.
Photo by Paz Arando on Unsplash

Will triticale feed the future? Will Poland, with its historical resilience and agricultural power, seize the opportunity to become a leader in feeding the world? Some evidence suggests it could.

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Lichtfest 2019 and the Peaceful Revolution

in Culture / Entertainment/History/Society
Lichtfest 2019, Augustusplatz
Lichtfest 2019 (Photo: George O'Connor)

Couldn’t make it to Lichtfest 2019? Visit some sites in the city center that celebrate and remember the Peaceful Revolution.

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Crossing over from BRD to GDR

in History/Society
Trabant GDR
Public domain photo

Aiming to show different perspectives on this 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution, we turn things around and present the story of someone who actually moved from West to East Germany in 1988, leaving certain comforts for a simple life on a farm.

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Life back then: Former GDR residents tell their story

in History/Leipzig/Philosophies
Former GDR residents Michael and Anne Dietrich
Photo courtesy of Michael and Anne Dietrich

Michael and Anne Dietrich are father and daughter, both born during the GDR. On this German Unity Day, they share their story and view of the Peaceful Revolution with The Leipzig Glocal.

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The Peaceful Revolution through a historian’s eyes

in History/Leipzig/Politics
Peaceful Revolution: banner with "For one Germany" at a Monday demonstration in Leipzig.
Banner with "For one Germany" at a Monday demonstration in Leipzig. Photo: Merit Schambach [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

An interview with a local historian about the events leading up to the Peaceful Revolution: “When everyone gets behind one goal, you can actually change history.”

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The Peaceful Revolution through a politician’s eyes

in History/Leipzig/Politics
Petra Köpping
Petra Köpping (Photo from Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Petra Köpping, Minister of State for Equality and Integration of Saxony, shares her experience as a young politician in the GDR during the Peaceful Revolution.

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