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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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Lebanon to Leipzig: a friendship told through art

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Lebanon in Leipzig: Artist Mahmoud Dabdoub and doctor Marwan Nuwayhid in 2019
Artist Mahmoud Dabdoub and doctor Marwan Nuwayhid in 2019. Photo by Clementine Butler-Gallie

“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.”

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The Peaceful Revolution through a politician’s eyes

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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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