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December 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Leading German novelist and political activist Stefan Heym died here Sunday of heart failure while on a lecture tour in Israel. He was 88. Heym, the dissident from the former East Germany, who was a naturalized U.S. citizen during one period, spent most of his life causing trouble with governments on the right and left of the political spectrum.
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December 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Leading German novelist and political activist Stefan Heym died here Sunday of heart failure while on a lecture tour in Israel. He was 88. Heym, the dissident from the former East Germany, who was a naturalized U.S. citizen during one period, spent most of his life causing trouble with governments on the right and left of the political spectrum.
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November 11, 1994 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former best-selling American novelist Stefan Heym opened Germany's 13th Bundestag on Thursday on an uncharacteristically conciliatory note, calling on fellow members of Parliament to "quarrel calmly" about their "widely divergent visions" of Germany.
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November 11, 1994 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former best-selling American novelist Stefan Heym opened Germany's 13th Bundestag on Thursday on an uncharacteristically conciliatory note, calling on fellow members of Parliament to "quarrel calmly" about their "widely divergent visions" of Germany.
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November 8, 1994 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 81, Stefan Heym has led a life of confrontation, with enough intellectual hairpin turns, moral standoffs and brushes with the law to be the stuff of an old-time picaresque novel--and not a very believable one at that.
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November 24, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The East German Communist Party has opened a disciplinary investigation against former leader Erich Honecker, who was forced out last month, state-run television reported Thursday. At the same time, Guenter Mittag, a former top economic adviser to Honecker and a former Politburo member, was expelled from the party, state television said in a brief announcement. Mittag, 63, had been responsible for handling the East German economy since 1976.
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October 18, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's winning coalition government was on the defensive Monday as political commentators pondered how long it could survive with weak allies and a toughened opposition. ARD public television drew a black eye on a picture of the smiling Kohl, whose stubborn optimism put him first across the finish line in Sunday's federal election to claim a skimpy majority of 48.4% of the popular vote to 48.1% for the combined opposition. That was a big loss from 54.
NEWS
August 26, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The stream of people fleeing East Germany, along with the underlying causes of the exodus, reflects a growing crisis in this hard-line Communist state, Western officials and diplomats agreed Friday. "The situation has definitely reached a crisis," one Western envoy said. "There is a complete lack of trust between the government and the governed. Large numbers of East Germans want to escape, and the authorities don't know what to do about it.
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October 25, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The reformed communist Party of Democratic Socialism, fresh from celebrating its triumph in last week's federal election, was under siege Monday with allegations that some of its recently elected members of Parliament had been informants for the East German secret police.
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November 29, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first major statement on the future of the two Germanys since the Berlin Wall was breached Nov. 9, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl proposed Tuesday a federation of West and East Germany, saying it should be an interim step before the ultimate goal of reunification. In a speech to Parliament, Kohl offered substantial support to encourage democratic reforms in the East and pressed for closer cooperation between the two states.
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April 15, 2001 | ROY RIVENBURG, Times Staff Writer
If everything he says is true, Michel Thomas has led an astonishing, even miraculous, life.
WORLD
November 1, 2009 | Kate Connolly, Connolly is a special correspondent.
Martina Metzler peers at the piles of paper strips spread across four desks in her office. Seeing two jagged edges that match, her eyes light up and she tapes them together. "Another join, another small success," she says with a wry smile -- even though at least two-thirds of the sheet is still missing. Metzler, 45, is a "puzzler," one of a team of eight government workers that has attempted for the last 14 years to manually restore documents hurriedly shredded by East Germany's secret police, or Stasi, in the dying days of one of the Soviet bloc's most repressive regimes.
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