Personalities | Erich Honecker | Erich Honecker, portraits 00340955
Personalities | Erich Honecker | Erich Honecker until 1989 00370138
Personalities | Erich Honecker | Erich Honecker as from 1990 - Flight, Trial and Exile 00253955
Erich Honecker

Socialism in its course was not stopped by oxen and donkeys, but by the fall of the Berlin Wall. What has remained is the famous quote and the socialist brother kiss of the Secretary General, immortalized at the East Side Gallery in Berlin. For over 18 years, Erich Honecker headed the state and the SED, until the citizens of the GDR rebelled, the once powerful man was overthrown and finally fled abroad. Pictures from Honecker's career can be found in this collection.