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26/04/89: Honecker about Hungary/über Ungarn

Text auf deutsch Honecker loosing his grip on reality Erich Honecker (Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R0518-182 / CC-BY-SA) Just days before the border between Austria and Hungary is opened, Erich Honecker, chairman of the Zentralkomitee (Central Committee) of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) is worried about the situation with his neighbours. Using a language that’s equally stinted…

18. Januar ’89: “The wall will still be standing in a 50 and 100 years”

Deutsch Honecker’s prophesy Erich Honecker was the most powerful politician in the GDR for nearly 20 years. What many people don’t know, even before he became 1st secretary of the Central Commitee of the ruling Socialist Party – SED – he shaped the history of his country. After spending more than two years in Moscow…