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General Heinz Kessler was responsible for the former East German shoot-to-kill policy aimed at stopping people from escaping to the West. A GDR devotee until the end, he has died aged 97 in Berlin.
He was a dedicated communist who chose to live in East Germany. He was a dissident and the regime revoked his citizenship. He talks about his break with communism and his conviction that you have to speak out.
A new study documents how the secret police in Communist East Germany tried to influence the Green Party in West Germany. Bad news for the Greens? Not at all. They're the ones who commissioned the study.
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