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June 22, 1995 | From Associated Press
Harry Tisch, a communist labor leader who became the first East German Politburo member put on trial after the Berlin Wall's fall, has died at age 68. Tisch, who had been ill for several months, died of cancer Sunday (at his apartment in the Hellersdorf district of Berlin, his wife said. Tisch led the 9-million-member East German labor federation for 14 years.
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June 22, 1995 | From Associated Press
Harry Tisch, a communist labor leader who became the first East German Politburo member put on trial after the Berlin Wall's fall, has died at age 68. Tisch, who had been ill for several months, died of cancer Sunday (at his apartment in the Hellersdorf district of Berlin, his wife said. Tisch led the 9-million-member East German labor federation for 14 years.
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June 7, 1991 | Associated Press
A Berlin court on Thursday convicted one of East Germany's most powerful officials on corruption charges in the first trial of members of the ousted Communist leadership. The former Politburo member, Harry Tisch, 64, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the chief judge said he was considering giving Tisch a suspended sentence, so Tisch remains free for now.
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June 7, 1991 | Associated Press
A Berlin court on Thursday convicted one of East Germany's most powerful officials on corruption charges in the first trial of members of the ousted Communist leadership. The former Politburo member, Harry Tisch, 64, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the chief judge said he was considering giving Tisch a suspended sentence, so Tisch remains free for now.
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January 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Harry Tisch, once among the most powerful East German Communists, went on trial in Berlin over defense objections that he was too sick to take the stand. The 63-year-old former Politburo official of the Erich Honecker regime toppled in December, 1989, is accused of misappropriating about $1 million for a hunting lodge and vacation compound near the Baltic Sea.
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April 28, 1991 | From United Press International
Erich Mielke, who headed the ministry of state security in East Germany--better known as Stasi--was charged Saturday with fraud and embezzlement, authorities said. The 250-page indictment accused Mielke of ordering illegal telephone tapping in at least 25 cases, embezzling foreign currency funds and involvement in election fraud, Berlin Justice Senator Jutta Limbach said.
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November 1, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another casualty in the East German Politburo was announced Tuesday as Communist leader Egon Krenz flew to Moscow for talks with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. The official East German news agency ADN said that Harry Tisch, the Politburo member who heads the official trade union federation, will resign Thursday. It was not made clear whether Tisch, who has been accused of failing to defend the workers' interests, will stay on as a member of the Politburo.
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November 3, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six senior East German government and political officials resigned Thursday as the new East German leader, Egon Krenz, conferred with Polish officials in Warsaw about the political reforms that have been undertaken there. In East Berlin, the official news agency ADN reported that more than 50,000 demonstrators marched in various cities Thursday evening, calling for political and economic reforms--which the news agency characterized as a "social crisis."
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November 4, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East German leader Egon Krenz, in a nationally televised speech Friday night, appealed to disillusioned young people not to join the growing exodus to the West and promised "far-reaching reforms" in the troubled Communist nation. Krenz also said that five older members of the ruling Politburo will be retired shortly.
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December 4, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The entire East German Communist Party hierarchy, led by head of state Egon Krenz, abruptly resigned here Sunday in a stunning new blow to the prestige of the party and state. A 25-person "working committee" of reformist members was named to replace the leadership until a party congress begins Dec. 15 to assemble a new leadership acceptable to the restive, pro-democracy masses.
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January 10, 1995 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, public prosecutors announced Monday that they had filed charges against former East German leader Egon Krenz and six other Communist Party Politburo members in connection with the killing of defectors trying to flee across the old East-West divide.
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October 24, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers in an East Berlin factory on Monday announced the formation of the country's first independent trade union. Hours later, more than 100,000 East Germans demonstrated in Leipzig, calling on the new government to institute political and economic reforms. It was the first big demonstration since Egon Krenz took over last Wednesday as East Germany's Communist leader.
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