Contemporary Witnesses

Many witnesses speak more than one language and can be requested for international oral history classes, interviews and projects. Here, they recount their personal experiences ranging from the 'People's Uprising' on 17 June 1953 to the Peaceful Revolution and German reunification and include episodes of escape, departure, political imprisonment and their eventual purchase of freedom. Some were active in the (Protestant) Evangelical Church, others in oppositional groups or the literary and arts scene.

If you are interested in getting in contact with the witnesses, you can send a written request directly to him or her via the "Zeitzeugen kontaktieren" button on the witness profile.