Couldn’t make it to Lichtfest 2019? Visit some sites in the city center that celebrate and remember the Peaceful Revolution.
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.
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.
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.”
“Mahmoud and I are opposites; he is an artist, I am a doctor, he is a Muslim, I am an atheist, he is a refugee, I am not. We are friends beyond our categories, because of something much deeper.”
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.