Judging the Past: The Prosecution of East German Border Guards and the GDR Chain of Command

Quint, Peter E.
March 1999
Review of Politics;Spring99, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p303
Academic Journal
Discusses the prosecutions of military and civilian officials in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) chain of command after the German unification. History of prosecutions of the border guards and the GDR chain of command for using deadly force at the Berlin Wall; Analysis of the legal arguments employed by the German courts; Interpretations of the border guards' cases; Conclusions.


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