Egon Krenz 30 years after the end of the GDR: “I can only deplore the injustices that have been committed”

COVID-19 in Europe. The situation is deteriorating in the East and is worrying in France. The Prime Minister of Spain makes grim...

The restrictions also provoked clashes in Italy, in Naples, between the Police and some young protesters against the isolation decreed on Friday night in...

Coronavirus in Italy: anti-curfew protesters clashed with police in Naples

Hundreds of people took to the streets in rejection of the new restrictions imposed by the regional government to stop the second wave of...

Professor: China has been the best in the world to fight the corona – what does that mean for the West?

The coronavirus pandemic began last December in Wuhan, China.Initially, the giant of the East concealed corona data, but as the epidemic began to spread,...

Clashes in Naples in protests against the curfew

Friday night tense on Naples. The police have faced with hundreds of young people who took to the streets of the Italian...

Evo Morales traveled to Venezuela, after 10 months of asylum in Argentina

The former president of Bolivia had expressed the desire to return to his country, after Luis Arce's victory in Sunday's elections.Evo Morales, the former...




By Gunnar Meinhardt & Oliver Michalsky (Die Welt)


After an exemplary career within the Free German Youth and the Unified Socialist Party (SED), Egon Krenz ousted his political mentor Erich Honecker from power during the very eventful month of October 1989 and became Secretary General of the SED and head of the State, with a view to saving the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as a socialist state. A few weeks later, he lost all power.

The man who was the most powerful man in the GDR now lives in a small house with a well-kept garden behind the dunes on the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula. At 83, he still looks very fit.

Thirty years ago, you, the most influential politician of the SED and most recent head of state, lost your country. How could this have happened?

.

trending

Related Articles