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April 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Former Parliament leader Horst Sindermann, a powerful East German Communist official ousted in last year's pro-democracy revolt, has died, the ADN news agency said Saturday. He was 74. Sindermann died Friday after suffering a heart attack, the East German news service quoted family members as saying.
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April 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Former Parliament leader Horst Sindermann, a powerful East German Communist official ousted in last year's pro-democracy revolt, has died, the ADN news agency said Saturday. He was 74. Sindermann died Friday after suffering a heart attack, the East German news service quoted family members as saying.
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February 22, 1986 | Associated Press
East German President Erich Honecker will make his long-delayed visit to West Germany, probably some time after the Communist Party Congress in April, the head of the East German Parliament said Friday. Horst Sindermann, president of the Volkskammer, or parliament, made the announcement in a joint statement issued on the third day of his four-day visit to Bonn.
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January 11, 1986 | From Reuters
A group of U.S. congressmen on Friday urged East German Communist Leader Erich Honecker to tear down the Berlin Wall, but he gave no indication that he is about to do it. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo), leading one of the most senior U.S. delegations ever to come here, told a news conference after meeting with Honecker that the wide-ranging talks were very cordial and historic. "The time has come to take down the wall. Our view is that a corollary of the economic achievements cited by Mr.
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November 13, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
East Germany's Parliament chose a leading reformer as premier today, and in a surprise move elected a moderate non-Communist as its speaker for the first time. Hans Modrow, the new premier, replaces Willi Stoph, who resigned along with his 44-member Cabinet last Tuesday. Modrow, 69, is a well-known reformer within the Communist Party, which has been headed by Egon Krenz since Oct. 18. Krenz himself has promised some reforms, including free elections.
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November 10, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Germans and Austrians gathered Wednesday to observe the 50th anniversary of the event that ushered in the Holocaust, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl was interrupted by heckling as he attempted a national atonement for the Nazi pogrom against Jews in Germany.
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March 29, 1990 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ousted Communist leader Erich Honecker and his former key aides are too feeble to answer corruption charges and will likely never go to trial, prosecutors said Wednesday. A team of "prominent, independent" doctors, including a psychiatrist, examined the cancer-stricken Honecker and his deputies, said Dieter Platt, spokesman for the state prosecutor. "The final decision is up to the court," Platt told The Times in a telephone interview, "but at this point, it (prosecution) doesn't look likely."
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November 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
New Communist Party leader Egon Krenz announced Friday that five members of the ruling Politburo would step down, and he made a dramatic appeal to East Germans to stay in the country. "We need you," he said. In an address broadcast on state TV, Krenz promised sweeping political and economic reforms and urged that East Germany's restive citizens trust the new leadership's resolve to change.
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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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May 23, 1985 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's coalition government has been severely shaken by the stormiest three weeks of its 2 1/2 years in power, triggering an urgent review of West German domestic policies and aggravating simmering disquiet within the coalition. The chancellor's inability to forge agreement at the seven-nation economic summit on issues important to West Germany tarnished his credentials as a statesman.
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