Abschied: Wolfgang Gönnenwein gestorben

Dirigent Wolfgang Gönnenwein ist tot. Er sei bereits am 26. Juli 2015 im Alter von 82 Jahren gestorben, teilte die Pressestelle der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele mit. more more

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Shooting down the system

Wednesday 22 August, 2007

A document recently made public testifies that the secret police of the GDR were instructed to shoot anyone attempting to escape over the border to West Germany. While the fact is already widely known, the publication has unleashed a new debate about the shootings at the wall. East German author Reinhard Jirgl explains why. (Image © Peter-Andreas Hassiepen)
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