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November 16, 1989 | Reuters
The wife of former East German Communist Party leader Erich Honecker has said he is ill but not hospitalized, the youth daily Junge Welt reports. Margot Honecker, who lost her job as education minister after 18 years, told the newspaper Tuesday that her 77-year-old husband, replaced as party chief last month, has not recovered from gallstone surgery in August. This was the first mention of Honecker's condition in the press.
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November 16, 1989 | Reuters
The wife of former East German Communist Party leader Erich Honecker has said he is ill but not hospitalized, the youth daily Junge Welt reports. Margot Honecker, who lost her job as education minister after 18 years, told the newspaper Tuesday that her 77-year-old husband, replaced as party chief last month, has not recovered from gallstone surgery in August. This was the first mention of Honecker's condition in the press.
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November 2, 1989 | From Times wire services
East Germany fired the wife of former leader Erich Honecker as education minister today and four other senior politicians resigned, including the leaders of two political parties allied to the ruling Communists. The moves pointed to an accelerating clear-out of politicians associated with the Honecker era and came as his successor, Egon Krenz, was on a one-day visit to Warsaw for talks with the reformist Solidarity-led government. Margot Honecker, 62, had run the Education Ministry since 1963.
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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 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 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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February 22, 1992 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beyond the tall fence surrounding the handsome new Chilean Embassy, an old man can sometimes be seen strolling the frozen grounds. His world is defined by the steel fence; he dares not venture past it. Erich Honecker, the former East German leader whose Stalinist regime was defined by the formidable Berlin Wall, now finds himself the de facto prisoner of a simple fence and an open gate.
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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.
NEWS
December 17, 1989
Mikhail Gorbachev came to East Berlin on Oct. 5, his arrival oddly not covered on East German television. On the same day, the East Germans tightened security on East Berlin border crossings and banned visa-free travel to Czechoslovakia. The following day, at a wreath-laying ceremony, Gorbachev spoke with a crowd of reporters who pressed him about East Germany's ability to undertake reforms.
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November 2, 1989 | From Times wire services
East Germany fired the wife of former leader Erich Honecker as education minister today and four other senior politicians resigned, including the leaders of two political parties allied to the ruling Communists. The moves pointed to an accelerating clear-out of politicians associated with the Honecker era and came as his successor, Egon Krenz, was on a one-day visit to Warsaw for talks with the reformist Solidarity-led government. Margot Honecker, 62, had run the Education Ministry since 1963.
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