Wendefokus – Rüdiger Fikentscher
A long time history project of Radio Corax was and is the so called “Wendefokus”. This is a radio talk serial dealing with oral history. The idea behind it is to talk to people reflecting on the time of the change in Eastern Germany 1989/90, talking about their individual experiences, memories and estimations and conclusions. In this episode we interviewed Rüdiger Fikentscher. He studied medicine and worked in Halle as an assistant medical director. In the end of 1989 he got involved with the new founded SDP. He got a member of the Volkskammer of the GDR. Between 1994 and 2002 Fikentscher was chairmen of the SPD party in the parlament of saxony anhalt. He defines the change of Eastern Germany in 1989 as an “Herbstrevolution”, the fall of revolution
We had a longer talk to him about the changing time in Eastern Germany in 1989/90.