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Life back then: Former GDR residents tell their story

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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

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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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Peaceful Revolution: some key facts and dates

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Leipzig mural of peaceful revolution
Leipzig mural of Peaceful Revolution. Photo by Frank Vincentz, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

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

in Action/Leipzig/Politics
Saxony Elects - Dresden
Dresden, the seat of the Saxon government. Public domain photo

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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Just how Bauhaus is your house?

in Cityscapes/History/My Leipzig
Bauhaus exhibit Grassi
BAUHAUS_SACHSEN Exhibit, GRASSI Museum. Photo: Esther Hoyer

Today you probably came into contact with at least one piece of Bauhaus. A brief history, examples and images from the legendary movement, whose 100th anniversary is being celebrated here in Leipzig with a GRASSI Museum exhibit.

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