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August 30, 1990 | Reuters
Tens of thousands of public service workers staged wildcat strikes for better pay across East Germany on Wednesday, clogging city centers with convoys of honking ambulances, garbage trucks and fire engines. Public transport, hospitals, water and fire services came to a standstill for two hours in the largest protest so far by workers in the 1.6-million-strong East German service sector. The stoppage indicated growing disillusionment with the German unification process.
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September 1, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With broad smiles and repeated references to the historical significance of the moment, representatives of the two Germanys on Friday signed the treaty that provides the legal basis for political unification on Oct. 3. Negotiations as tough and protracted as any in diplomatic memory were required to produce the 1,000-page document, and the result was regarded on both sides as a remarkable achievement.
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February 16, 1987
Because he was denied a promotion, Markus Wolf retired last week from his legendary 30-year career as East Germany's top spy, the West German news magazine Der Spiegel said. It said that Wolf, 64, retired in frustration because he could not succeed Erich Mielke, 79, as minister for state security. Der Spiegel said the Moscow-trained Wolf's promotion was blocked by East German state and party leader Erich Honecker.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | Reuters
Tens of thousands of public service workers staged wildcat strikes for better pay across East Germany on Wednesday, clogging city centers with convoys of honking ambulances, garbage trucks and fire engines. Public transport, hospitals, water and fire services came to a standstill for two hours in the largest protest so far by workers in the 1.6-million-strong East German service sector. The stoppage indicated growing disillusionment with the German unification process.
NEWS
September 1, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With broad smiles and repeated references to the historical significance of the moment, representatives of the two Germanys on Friday signed the treaty that provides the legal basis for political unification on Oct. 3. Negotiations as tough and protracted as any in diplomatic memory were required to produce the 1,000-page document, and the result was regarded on both sides as a remarkable achievement.
NEWS
February 16, 1987
Because he was denied a promotion, Markus Wolf retired last week from his legendary 30-year career as East Germany's top spy, the West German news magazine Der Spiegel said. It said that Wolf, 64, retired in frustration because he could not succeed Erich Mielke, 79, as minister for state security. Der Spiegel said the Moscow-trained Wolf's promotion was blocked by East German state and party leader Erich Honecker.
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