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Erich Honecker startete hoffnungsvoll: Er lockerte die Zensur, sorgte für gewissen Wohlstand und bemühte sich um internationale Anerkennung der DDR. Doch am Ende ignorierte der passionierte Jäger die Zeichen der Zeit.
Relatives and friends of former East German leader Erich Honecker-Erich Honecker, politician: born Neuenkirchen, Saarland 25 August 1912; joined Communist Party of Germany (KPD) 1929, member, Central Committee 1946; member, Managing Committee, Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) 1946; chairman, Free German Youth (FDJ) 1946-55; member, Volkskammer of the GDR 1949-89; member, SED central committee 1946-89; member, Politburo 1958-89; Secretary, Central Committee 1958-71, First Secretary…
Berlin, East Germany, Oct. 4, 1979 – Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev and East German leader Erich Honecker change kisses after Brezhnev was honored with the title “Hero of the German Democratic Republik” and the “Karl Marx Medal”. Brezhnev participates in the celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the East German State`s foundation. (AP Photo/Helmuth Lohmann/stf)
‘Happy Birthday.’ In August 1986, the German cartoonist, Horst Haitzinger, takes an ironic look at the 25 years of the Berlin Wall and criticises the crimes of the East German Communist regime led by Erich Honecker.
Margot Honecker | Rechte: dpa By DDR . A rather elegant lady of strong will she was the secret weapon of the DDR.