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Rising from a silent majority

From the March 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Originally written in German, this article first appeared in the October 2013 German, French, Portuguese, and Spanish editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

Occasionally I visit the city of Leipzig, the cradle of the peaceful revolution of November 1989 in what was then called the GDR (German Democratic Republic). There are still reminders of how the open political resistance against the East German regime began and how the demonstrators refused to be deterred, even when armed units of the police and military were summoned.