East Germany

The Leipzig Affair: a book and a feeling

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"I moved through Leipzig as if nothing bad could ever happen there, even knowing that was impossible. And yet, the Leipzig the character of Magda lived in scared me to my core."

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Life back then: Former GDR residents tell their story

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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

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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

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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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Peaceful Revolution: some key facts and dates

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The events of Autumn ’89 are central to East German identity and close to the people’s hearts. If you want to connect to the people and the place, it’s well worth reading up on this important part of history.

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Saxony Elects: Meet the candidates face-to-face

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Want to help fight the blue menace? Ask the people hoping to represent us in Dresden what they plan to do. 12 August at Basislager Coworking Leipzig. AND DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO!

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