August 25th in German History: The Birth of Erich Honecker

Germany had more than its fair share of totalitarian leaders during the 20th century. While Adolf Hitler ruled the country for twelve years, for forty years the eastern half was controlled by a communist dictatorship. This regime, while not as brutal as that of the Nazis, maintained a repressive grip on the people of EastContinue reading “August 25th in German History: The Birth of Erich Honecker”