German revolution: Fall of the political mafia

Twenty years ago: October 18th 1989:
Honnecker announces his demission

playing "Auferstanden aus Ruinen"

Erich Honecker (August 25, 1912 – May 29, 1994) was a German Communist politician who led the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) from 1971 until 1989.

Erich Fritz Emil Mielke (December 28, 1907 – May 21, 2000 in Berlin) was a German Communist politician and Minister of State Security of the German Democratic Republic from 1957 to 1989.

Markus Johannes "Mischa" Wolf
(19 January 1923 – 9 November 2006) was head of the General Intelligence Administration (Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung), the foreign intelligence division of East Germany's Ministry for State Security (MfS, commonly known as the Stasi). He was the MfS's number two for 34 years, which spanned most of the Cold War.

Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski (born July 3, 1932) was a politician and trader in the German Democratic Republic. He was the Hauptverwaltungsleiter in the Ministry for Foreign Trade and Domestic Trade (1956-62), the Deputy Minister for External Trade (1967-75), and head of the GDR's Kommerzielle Koordinierung (KoKo, 1966-86).,

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