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A former Stasi victim who did not celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall

Gilbert is a former inmate of the infamous Stasi prison at Hohenschönhausen in East Berlin. He was always a quite outspoken critic of the politics in East Germany and a member of the church, which first got him excluded from the FDJ (GDR youth organisation) and later from his desired…

9 November 1989 for an East German teacher: Making apple pie for kids from West-Berlin and the end of Stasi persecution

„When I was watching the news that night and this central committee guy announced that we could travel abroad from now on, I could not believe it. I thought it was a mistake. But the next day we went to the border fence and my husband started cutting it with…