The 40th anniversary of the GDR ends in Berlin with protest demonstrations, which are broken up violently. Many demonstrators are arrested.
The Monday demonstration in Leipzig passes off peacefully with a hundred thousand demonstrators
Erich Honecker resigns, Egon Krenz becomes new leader of the SED
The election of Egon Krenz as Chairman of the Council of State sparks off new protest demonstrations
Amnesty for escapees from the German Democratic Republic, opening of the border to Czechoslovakia
Largest protest demonstration in the history of the GDR in Berlin
The government of the GDR resigns
The Politburo of the SED resigns.
The Wall falls
The Peoples' Chamber elects Hans Modrow as new Premier
Swearing-in of the new coalition government under Hans Modrow.
Helmut Kohl announces ten-point plan to overcome German division
The Peoples' Chamber resolves to abolish the constitutionally anchored leadership role of the SED
The Central Committee and Politburo of the SED resign
In Leipzig demonstrators occupy the headquarters of the Ministry of State Security
The Central Round Table meets in Berlin for the first time
Founding party conferences of
Chancellor Helmut Kohl visits the GDR for the first time since the start of the revolution
Opening of the Brandenburg Gate
Premier Hans Modrow decides not to build up a office for the protection of the constitution before the elections on 6 May
West German politicians advocate a